Poison frontman BRET MICHAELS will be ready to rock "within weeks", according to the surgeon who carried out heart surgery on the star.
The singer underwent an operation to repair a hole in his heart on Monday (24Jan11), months after doctors discovered the defect as they treated him for a near-fatal brain haemorrhage last year (10).
The surgery at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona has been hailed a success and Michaels was discharged on Wednesday (26Jan11) to continue his recovery at home.
Dr. Mansour Assar, who carried out the operation, has now reassured fans the procedure went well and the star will be back on his feet very soon.
He says in a statement, "Bret's procedure had excellent results. Because of the successful outcome and Bret's determination, I believe he will be able to return to normal activity within weeks."