Bret Michaels on tour in May? WTF! Is someone trying to pull the wig over our eyes?
Pete Evick & Bret Michaels.
We have been very careful to not post anything but the official news from Bret’s official sites. Or what we have found on major outlets such as CNN, Yahoo, People, TMZ, etc…
Now it seems that a post from early yesterday (April 28th) on Bret Michaels’ official website and Twitter seems to have evaporated into thin air.
Bret’s Twitter had the post listed and seen below.
- To all Friends & Fans… http://bit.ly/bikvyD
Which the link now reads as follows when you click it.
Could not find the note you requested
The note you requested has either been deleted, or does not exist.
Then there is this post from yesterday (Wednesday April 28th) as well.
- Follow Bret Michaels on Twitter http://bit.ly/b05owi
The above "Follow Bret Michaels on Twitter" post reads like this.
Stay connected & follow Bret Michaels on Twitter as well as Facebook & all ‘official’ Bret Michaels social networking sites to receive the very latest up to the minute developments as they happen.
Members of Michaels’ staff will be Tweeting on Bret’s behalf as news becomes available.
Please note that Bret Michaels’ official social networking pages & websites will have the most current & accurate information that is available.
Follow Bret by visiting: http://www.twitter.com/bre
Thank you for your support, thoughts & concern.
For everything Bret Michaels…BretMichaels.com
Hmmm, it seems kind of odd to be plugging and posting to "follow" Bret on Twitter when the guy has been at deaths door for the last week. Afterall, the whole world has been following plenty, and we don’t believe there is a need to plug the Twitter, Facebook or any other "official" site. Everyone with an IQ over 10 knows where to find the guy.
Has anyone else found it odd that all this time, Bret has been at an "undisclosed" hospital.
How come when Elvis was in the hospital we always knew a few hours later where he was. Same with Michael Jackson, President Clinton or any other celebrity. Is Bret Michaels bigger than all of these people that an entire hospital staff and the whole entertainment industry can’t pin down his location? Or is it because he has been discharged days ago and is sitting at home reading all his headline stories on the internet.
Metal Sludge has been doing some digging, along with some die hard fans who are emailing us with their opinions. It seems as if though this story is starting to take some odd twists & turns.
Going back to yesterday.
The "deleted" post from above has been cut, pasted and passed around to tens of thousands of fans and friends around the internet already. That post is found on Blabbermouth and quotes the latest "Official Bret Michael’s" posted letter that his tour would resume on May 26th.
This all sounds pretty unreal for a guy who was on his death bed for the last week.
POISON singer Bret Michaels‘ official MySpace page has been updated with the following message:
"To all of Bret‘s friends and fans, we thank you all for your continued support and outpouring of well wishes for Bret.
"While additional studies are planned throughout the week, to hopefully detect the exact cause of the rupture, Bret will remain monitored closely by his medical team to make sure no further complications occur. He is responding well to tests and treatments.
"Even though yesterday was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday.
"While Bret is recovering, we obviously have some shows that are being rescheduled. We are working to reschedule dates from now until May 21st.
"At this time we are planning to resume the tour May 26th in Ft. Smith, Arkansas provided there are no further complications or setbacks. We will then continue with all scheduled dates throughout the summer and fall, including the June and July tour with LYNYRD SKYNYRD.
"Look for additional information in the days and weeks to come.
"For those of you with tickets for shows that are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored on the new dates. Tickets remain on sale for the shows which are being rescheduled although the new dates have yet to be announced.
"Thanks for your support!"
The above was found >HERE< on Blabbermouth. Note: read some of the readers/fans comments below the post. It seems like lots of people are starting to a bit weary of what’s real and what’s not.
Let’s take a step backwards again and go back to last week with this time line.
These are all taken from Bret Michael’s official Twitter & Facebook pages.
Saturday April 24th 8:25 Tweet >HERE< says: "There are several incorrect reports on Bret’s condition. Bret remains in critical condition at an undisclosed location. Further tests are being ran and information will be updated in the coming days."
Sunday April 25th 4:36 Tweet >HERE< Headline reads: Follow Bret Michaels on Twitter to receive the very latest up to the minute developments. But this link has now been deleted.
Sunday April 25th 9:06 Tweet >HERE< Headline reads: Sunday update on Bret’s condition.
"As of now Bret remains in ICU under 24 hour surveillance. Further testing this week will help locate the source of the bleeding."
Again, NO hospital or location, and NO official staff or hospital Doctor is named.
Monday April 26th 4:06 Tweet >HERE< Headline reads:
Bret Michaels Update 4/26/10
"As of now Bret remains in ICU under 24 hour surveillance. Further testing this week will help locate the source of the bleeding."
Again, NO hospital, NO location, NO official Doctor statement is listed.
Tuesday April 27th 5:05 Tweet >HERE< Headline reads: Bret Michaels medical update.
"Test results indicate a setback in Bret Michaels condition a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called hyponatremia a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures.
Bret Michaels was the topic of Larry King Live as Donald Trump, Jr. and other celebrities weigh in on Michaels condition. Due to the severity of his condition, Bret Michaels continues to remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit at an undisclosed hospital. He remains in critical but stable condition according to his doctors. Last night on Larry King Live Bret Michaels condition was the topic on the show as Donald Trump, Jr., Darryl Strawberry, Sanjay Gupta and Carlos Diaz discuss concerns, lasting affects as well Michaels as a person. Donald Trump, Jr. stated that "Bret is very likable guy, down to earth and a solid person." He stated "out of all the people from ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ I may have had the best kind of off-camera relationship with him over the three years."
As of this post, Bret is still in ICU at an undisclosed hospital. And his condition has encountered a set back. Yet no actual Doctor name, or hospital statement is given yet again. But Bret’s people made sure to plug his latest TV show, celebrity friends, and how he’s so down to earth and a likeable guy.
Tuesday April 27th 2010 @ 5:00pm Now we have the Pete Evick letter >HERE<
Which includes the following: "I know that everyone is waiting for some OFFICIAL news, however we just cant give any right now. This is a time for family, a time for healing and a time for love. It is out of respect first and foremost for his precious daughters, their mother and his immediate family that none of us say anything. The press has a way of taking information and doing what they want with it. At a critical time, we who care deepest for him, refuse to offer any information that can be delivered incorrectly."
Ok, all good, fair enough.
But the second half of Pete’s letter says this: "We have been hard at work on the upcoming CUSTOM BUILT record. To keep my own sanity in this last week, I dove heavy into the music. One of my personal favorites in a track called WASTED TIME. It is full of pure BRET MICHAELS emotion and heart. While not the final mix, I took some of the vocal we have laid down on the bus during the tour and comped together a piece of NEW MUSIC for you all. I believe all the fans will agree with me that this teaser is an amazing song."
So Bret is almost dead yet we’re talking about the new CD titled "CUSTOM BUILT"?
Who the fuck is kidding who here Pete? Who would really give a fuck about a final mix or what an amazing song this is if the guy is indeed in critical condition in ICU!
Now it’s Thursday a full week later and here is what we see today.
Thursday April 29th 2:54 Tweet >HERE< Headline reads: Bret Michaels Medical 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 7 to 10 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.
Well it’s been a solid week and Bret is still in critical condition, still in ICU, with NO location of the hospital and NO official Doctor names or statements.
The following post below is taken from Blabbermouth >HERE< posted April 29th @ 3:15
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.
Wow. This is shocking and a miracle. He’s gonna be ok! Hip, hip, hooray!
Bret is STILL as of today (according to his own Twitter) in critical condition and in ICU under 24 hour care, yet yesterday Janna was promoting the up coming tour for Bret. This tour could be a big hit. Even if Bret is dead. Like a "Weekend at Bernie’s" type deal only on the road.
Anyone want to start printing blue wind breakers with Bret’s name on the back?
As of Thursday April 29th 2010 Metal Sludge has several sources alledging that in a nut shell "Bret has taken and run with this buzz story." In other words, a lot of this is phony baloney folks.
Yes he was in the hospital, yes there was some touch n’ go health issues, yes he had some "brain" bleed or similar rupture. However, we are hearing strong runor that he is no longer in the hospital, and hasn’t been for days.
The rumor is – that he is OK. Not in the hospital, NOT in ICU, NOT in critical condition and has been home at home with his family. Which is great news if true. It seems as if though this prolonged "follow us on Twitter" stuff, was just to build his brand name, hype, promote up coming tour dates, his book & new CD.
Of course, that is just the opinion and thoughts of Metal Sludge.
More opinions from dozens and dozens of music fans can be found >HERE< on the official Metal Sludge Gossip Boards and Forums. Lots of people are starting to question how serious this "health scare" is/was.
We’re gonna go out a limb here and say Bret is trying to pull the wig over our eyes and if so, what a shame. Either we’re the most hateful assholes on the planet, or we’re DEAD on correct that ALL of this has been COMPLETELY embellished to gain some attention.
Anyone see any tin foil balloons floating above Arizona in the last week?