Bret Michaels cannot get a break...

Bret Michaels is back in the hospital. Again. At least he doesn't wait around when something is happening to his body he high tails it to the hospital. Maybe if Brittany Murphy, Casey Johnson and Corey Haim had sought medical treatment they'd still be around.

Here's what's happening to poor Bret now....

According to a message posted on Michaels’ website, he “was readmitted to the hospital this week after suffering numbness on the left side of his body, predominantly his face and hands, which doctors described as a transient ischemic attack, or warning stroke.”

In addition, tests showed that Michaels, 47, has a hole in his heart, called a patent foramen ovale.

His physician, Joseph Zabramski, called the diagnosis “devastating news to Bret and his family.”

“The good news is that it is operable and treatable, and we think we may have diagnosed the problem that caused the transient ischemic attack,” Zabramski says. “However, we feel it is highly unlikely this is connected to the brain hemorrhage he suffered a few weeks earlier.”

On Michaels’ site, his rep, Janna Elias, thanked fans for their support. “Even though these last few months have been tough on him and his family, especially this most recent setback, he is in good spirits, great medical hands and is positive and hopeful that everything is going to be OK. He is up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab and very happy to be alive.”