Bret Michaels Showed No Signs Of Illness, Says Donald Trump

'He would work so hard, maybe harder than anybody else,' Trump says of Michaels' performance on 'Celebrity Apprentice.'

With this season of "Celebrity Apprentice" in full-throttle mode, fans are eager to find out how contestant [artist id="500964"]Bret Michaels[/artist] is doing after news broke that the rocker was admitted to intensive care after suffering a brain hemorrhage last Thursday. Michaels' TV boss, Donald Trump, spoke to Matt Lauer on "Today" about his current condition, noting that Michaels is known for his dedication and work ethic.

"He's diabetic, and he was working 24 hours a day," Trump said on Tuesday morning (April 27). "This guy really was a competitor. He would work so hard, maybe harder than anybody else. And he's doing well."

The "Apprentice" boss added that upon meeting the "Rock of Love" star and Poison frontman, he wasn't sure he could come out on top on the show. "When I first met him, I thought he didn't have a chance." Trump indicated that Michaels showed no signs of illness while taping "Celebrity Apprentice" two months ago.

Every season, "Celebrity Apprentice" has a live season finale, and Trump isn't anticipating that Michaels will be on hand for it when it happens in four weeks. "We've never been confronted with anything like this. ... I can't imagine he's going to be in the final," Trump explained. "But knowing Bret, he might very well be. I just hope he makes it. Forget the show. He's such a good guy."

Michaels' "Celebrity Apprentice" co-stars have also been wishing him all the best. "I am hoping for a speedy recovery," fellow '80s musical superstar Cyndi Lauper said. "He is a strong-willed person, so I am feeling very positive that he will pull through like a champion. My thoughts are with his family."