Bret Michaels undergoes successful heart surgery

Updated: Jan 26, 2011, 09:44 AM IST

London: Rocker Bret Michaels has undergone a successful surgery to to repair a hole in his heart.

The Poison frontman went under the knife at the St Joseph`s Hospital and Medical Centre in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday and is under observation currently, reported People magazine.

"Bret Michaels underwent a successful heart procedure today at St Joseph`s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Michaels is currently recuperating at St Joseph`s where he remains for observation in ICU," said a representative of the 47-year-old musician.

He was joined at the hospital by his fiancee Kristi Gibson. Michaels is expected to check out of hospital within the next few days and be allowed to continue his recovery from home.

The hole in his heart was discovered last May, after Michaels suffered a mini-stroke.

That followed a series of scary health problems earlier last spring, beginning with an emergency appendectomy in April, followed soon after by a life-threatening brain hemorrhage.

PTI