According to Dr. Joseph Zabramski, who has been leading the team treating “The Celebrity Apprentice” contestant since he suffered a brain hemorrhage last week, Bret Michaels is expected to make a full recovery. He says that the 47-year-old former Poison frontman’s will to live is “undeniable”.
Giving fans something to believe in, Dr. Ronald Benitez, director of cerebrovascular surgery at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. stated, “If all the studies he had done show no evidence of an aneurysm being found, it would really just depend on his energy level,” said “If all the tests were negative, and I was watching the show at the end of May, I personally wouldn’t be surprised if he was on it.”
Michaels filmed most of The Celebrity Apprentice last fall. However, the live finale shows the last two contestants competing against each other live in front of Trump. If Michaels ascends to the final showdown, it would be unprecedented in The Apprentice franchise history if he is not present to defend himself in the boardroom.
“We’ve never been confronted with anything like this,” Trump told Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday. “He is still in the show. He’s doing really, really well, and all of sudden … I can’t imagine. It’s going to be live for two hours, and it’s going to be in four weeks. I can’t imagine he’s going to be on the finale, but he very well might be.”