Thursday, May 23, 2024

Bret Michaels: Is the Media Ignoring Good News on Purpose?


Bret Michaels is going to recover from his brain hemorrhage. But the media doesn’t seem much interested.

I am told by a source that Michaels will recover, that the recovery will take a few months and involve rehabilitation. He is not having seizures. He is not dying. He is not dead. He did not have surgery yesterday to relieve pressure on his brain.

These are the stories, however, that are getting attention. Reuters carried the right news last night, but no one picked it up. Instead, most of the searches about Michael turn up news that he’s critical and in peril.

“Because he went straight to the hospital, Bret got the proper treatment quickly,” says an insider.

Will he make it to the final episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” on May 23rd? It seems unlikely, but you never know. Don’t discount a last minute showing. Think of the drama!

Michaels’ doctors will hold some kind of press conference on Monday. Until then, it’s going to be radio out. Recovery and tests. Anything else is just designed to get publicity and attention for the sources.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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