Bret Michaels is Out of the Hospital

FILE -In this Jan. 10, 2010 photo Singer Bret Michaels arrives at the NBC Universal Winter 2010 press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) AP Photo/Dan Steinberg

From the stage to the boardroom and now from the hospital to recovery, rocker Bret Michaels is truly resilient.

Despite doctors saying the "The Celebrity Apprentice" contestant is "still very sick right now," he is out of the hospital, in stable condition and on his way to a full recovery.

"Mr. Michaels was indeed a lucky person, a very lucky person," Dr. Joseph Zabramski said during a press conference Tuesday at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, where the rocker had been receiving treatment.

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Zabramski said the 47-year-old rocker was discharged recently, less than two weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage April 21. Zabramski could not release details of when he left the hospital or where he's receiving additional treatment because of federal privacy laws.

"He's improving and I expect him to continue to improve," says Zabramski. "I really expect that he will fortunately make a 100 percent recovery. He's just one of those lucky people - 10 to 20 percent who make a complete recovery and can resume all of their normal activities."

Two tests showed that Michaels did not suffer an aneurism, so doctors are unsure what caused his hemorrhage.

On Monday, his doctors and "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump praised his determination and fighting spirit. For the second week in a row, the NBC reality show closed with a wish, voiced by Trump, for Michaels' complete and speedy recovery.

Michaels has been hospitalized at Barrow for more than a week since suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage on April 22. Barrow is among the world's leading neurological centers and is the home of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

Dr. Zabramski, who said Michaels' "sheer will to live and fully recover is undeniable" had also said that there were some roadblocks along the way, including hyponatremia, severe cranial and back pain suffered from blood drainage, an emergency appendectomy performed a week earlier and a lifelong history of Type 1 Diabetes.

But Michaels' sister Michelle never lost the faith in her brother's recovery.

On April 28, she told "Todd n Tyler Radio Empire", "Truth be told, he will outlive all of us," she said. "I never knew anyone who has dodged so many bullets in my life."

Watch Michaels' doctor on his prognosis.


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