updated 01/25/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/25/2011 AT 7:30 AM ET
Bret Michaels had surgery on Monday to repair a hole in his heart – an operation that had been planned for some time and went well.
“Bret Michaels underwent a successful heart procedure today at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix,” the hospital said in a statement. “Michaels is currently recuperating at St. Joseph’s where he remains for observation in ICU.”
The hole in his heart was discovered last May, after Michaels, 47, suffered a mini-stroke.
“I gotta tell ya, I’m very positive,” he said. “I feel positive they’re going to do an amazing job. They’ve done thousands of these operations.”