BRET MICHAELS' Doctors To Hold Press Conference Next Tuesday

POISON singer Bret Michaels' representatives have issued the following update:

"We thank you for your continued support and well wishes.

"Bret remains in critical condition in ICU under 24-hour supervision by doctors and medical staff. If a patient survives the initial rupture, the first seven to ten days after are the most critical as an additional rupture or other complications may arise. Doctors are also continuing to treat Bret for the hyponatremia and today he will be undergoing more testing as well as an additional MRA.

"There will be a press conference on Tuesday at which doctors who have been treating Bret will further explain his condition, treatment and prognosis.

"Location and time of the press conference will be released Friday."

According to CNN.com, Michaels's road manager Janna Elias, who has been posting daily updates for fans on Bret's official web site, wrote Wednesday evening that his band could resume its tour in a month.

Elias said the plan is for Michaels' tour to resume May 26 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, "provided there are no further complications or setbacks."

"Even though yesterday was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday," Elias said.

Tuesday's statement from Elias disclosed that Michaels suffered a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called "hyponatremia, a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures." Doctors still have not pinpointed the "exact cause of the rupture" in Michaels' brain, she said.

"He is responding well to tests and treatments," Elias said.

Doctors told Michaels "is very lucky as his condition could have been fatal," she said.

"With further testing and rehabilitation, they are hopeful that Bret will gradually improve as the blood surrounding the brain dissolves and is reabsorbed into his system, which can be a very painful recovery and take several weeks to months," she said.

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