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JAN
24
4 YEARS

Bret Michaels Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

A hospital rep says the rocker is in the intensive care unit for observation after doctors closed a hole in his heart.

Rocker Bret Michaels underwent a successful surgery to close a hole in his heart Monday, hospital officials told the Associated Press.

A rep for St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix said Michaels is recuperating and remains in the hospital's intensive care unit for observation.

Doctors discovered the hole in Michaels' heart in April when he was treated for a brain hemorrhage. On Monday, they inserted a closure device that 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.

The Poison frontman won last year's edition of The Celebrity Apprentice and most recently starred in VH1's Life as I Know It.