Bret Michaels says hemorrhage felt like gunshot

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Associated Press

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Poison frontman Bret Michaels thought a burglar shot him in the back of the head when he suffered a brain hemorrhage last month.

The outspoken 47-year-old contestant on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" was in intensive care for nearly two weeks at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Michaels tells People magazine that the subarachnoid hemorrhage "sounded like a handgun" and made his mind go almost blank. He says his neck tensed up to the point that he couldn't move his head.

The rocker also recalled asking a doctor if he was going to die. He also told the doctor that he didn't want his two daughters to see him in his condition.

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