Bret Michaels critical but stable; Trump says, “forget the show … I just hope he makes it”

Bret Michaels’ team revealed yesterday that he “remains in critical but stable condition” and “[t]est 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.” As to his hemorrhage, the update said, “Many people are speculating Michaels head injury suffered from a prop striking the singer at the Tony awards last June is the cause.”

Meanwhile, Donald Trump talked on The Today Show about how Bret’s condition will affect The Celebrity Apprentice 3‘s live two-hour finale, which will air in about a month and on which all of the celebrities typically appear. But Trump did something surprising, saying, “Forget the show. He’s such a good guy.”

Trump also said that Bret “really was so competitive. He would work so hard, maybe harder than anybody else. And he’s doing well. I really gained to respect him. When I first met him, I said, this guy doesn’t have a chance.”

As to the finale, Trump said, “We’ve never been confronted with anything like this. He is still in the hsow. He is doing really, really well” as a contestant, but “I can’t imagine he’s going to be in the final. But knowing Bret, he might very well be. Forget the show. He’s such a good guy. I just hope he makes it.”

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