Poison's Bret Michaels undergoes heart surgery

Singer goes under the knife in Arizona

Poison's Bret Michaels undergoes heart surgery

Photo: PA Photos

Poison frontman Bret Michaels is recovering in hospital after undergoing heart surgery.

The metaller went under the knife yesterday (January 24) to close a hole in his heart, a problem that was discovered after he suffered a stroke in May last year.

According to Billboard, Michaels had the operation at St Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona and will be kept under observation for around three or four days.

Prior to surgery the singer told Arizona Republic that he "will be down [resting] for three weeks. I don't know if I can sit around for that long, but I'll try my best".

Michaels, who won the US Celebrity Apprentice reality TV show in 2010, currently has no plans to tour in 2011 either as a solo act or as part of Poison.

Read More On This Artist

Poison Merchandise
More News
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen
Justin Timberlake joined onstage by country singer Garth Brooks - watch
The National make Christmas cameo in 'Bob's Burgers' - watch
Slipknot share video for 'The Devil In I', filmed live at Knotfest
Joey Bada$$ shares new song 'Curry Chicken' – listen
Pusha T says his new album will be 'smacking people left and right' when it is released...
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring reveals he was hurt by reaction to his Letterman performance
Mark Ronson reveals 'Daffodils' collaboration with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker –...
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters attacks 'institutionalised brutality' of Guantanamo Bay
Tom DeLonge: 'Blink-182 don't have anything to prove'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM