She said he's coherent and his speech isn't slurred, reports MTV, which has an audio clip from the interview. "[He] does sound like Bret," she said. "Truth be told, I think he'll outlive us all."
The Thursday health update on Michaels' Facebook page made this point: "If a patient survives the initial rupture, the first 7 to 10 days after are the most critical as an additional rupture or other complications may arise."
A VH1 special featuring fan sentiments airs at 11 p.m. Thursday -- that's tonight -- and on Tuesday doctors will explain Michaels' condition, treatment and prognosis at a press conference, according to notes on his Facebook page.
His camp also announced today that he is aiming to be back on tour by May 26.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: We're tired of all the same pictures of Bret Michaels! So here he is on July 8, 1993, performing at Glen Helen Pavilion in Devore. Credit: Jonathan Alcorn / For The Los Angeles Times.