EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Bret Michaels' Dad Breaks Silence On Son's Condition

Apr. 24 2010, Published 1:05 p.m. ET

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Bret Michaels’ father is speaking out for the first time since his rocker son was rushed to the hospital with a brain hemorrhage.

In an exclusive interview with, Wally Sychak reveals he spoke to his son by phone on Friday, says Bret is doing well, but is still in intensive care.

“I talked to him this morning,. He sounded upbeat and positive but they had him sedated,” Sychak told “But he’s doing good. He sounded like my son.”

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Sychak told that Bret’s two daughters, ex-girlfriend, Kristi Lynn Gibson, and his tour manager are currently at the hospital with him.

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“We’re all keeping our fingers crossed and saying our prayers,” Sychak said, adding, “He just needs to be quiet now and get rested.”

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