Bret Michaels is showing no signs of letting any illness get him down or hold him back, and his doctor says that he is on a speedy road to recovery! The reality star and Poison frontman is undergoing a series of tests at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. And in the words of Dr. Zabramski, “he has an unbelievable fight in him.”

“Bret’s sheer will to live and fully recover is undeniable,” Dr. Joseph Zabramski, who’s been treating the rocker, 47, since he suffered a brain hemorrhage, said in a statement released Friday. “[Bret] told me what kept him alive at the moment of the hemorrhage,” adds Zabramski, “was that he did not want his family to wake up and see him lying unconscious in the middle of the floor.”

Michaels, who was rushed to the intensive care unit April 22, found out Tuesday (Apr 22) that he had a side-effect called hyponatremia, a lack of sodium in the blood, that could lead to seizures. His rep says he has not had any seizures. In addition to the hyponatremia, Zabramski says Michaels’s medical team will continue testing because of the severe cranial and back pain he suffered after the blood drainage and the emergency appendectomy a week before the hemorrhage. Barrow neurologists and neurosurgeons plan to hold a press conference Tuesday at noon to give an update on Michael’s condition, treatment and prognosis.

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This is definitely good news for Bret and his family/close friends and we hope he fully recovers from this!