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By 01.25.11

As previously reported, there was

A hospital spokeswoman says Michaels is recuperating and remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit for observation.┬áDoctors discovered the hole in Michaels’ heart in April when he was treated for a brain hemorrhage.

Doctors inserted a catheter into a vein in Michaels’ groin with a closure device, and tiny cameras assisted doctors as they operated to close the hole.

The closure device will remain in Michaels’ heart permanently to stop abnormal blood flow between two chambers of his heart, which is thought to have caused the warning stoke he suffered. [Google]

I hope that’s the last time I ever have to read about a vein in Bret Michaels’s groin. I’m doing everything I can not to picture it right now. I’m afraid it’ll show up and tear apart the city like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man if I think about it.


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