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Tests shed light on condition of Bret Michaels

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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) 
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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)

Tests results indicate Bret Michaels has a lack of sodium in his body that leads to seizures, according to a message posted Tuesday on the website of the glam rock-reality TV star.

The condition, called hyponatremia, is a side effect of a brain hemorrhage that has left the Poison frontman in intensive care at an undisclosed hospital.

The tests also found the 47-year-old Michaels suffered a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain.

Michaels' New York-based publicist Joann Mignano provided a written statement confirming the Web posting.

The message said doctors are hopeful Michaels will gradually improve as the blood surrounding the brain dissolves and is reabsorbed into his system.

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