Fresh off being named one of the top two finalists on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Poison frontman Bret Michaels is taking his story — specifically, his recent recovery from a life-threatening brain hemorrhage — to “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
During the sit-down — Michaels’ first on-camera appearance since being rushed to the hospital for treatment of a subarachnoid hemorrhage last month — Michaels said he knew something “was severely wrong” the moment it happened, People reports.
“It just exploded instantly — ran from my temple down to the back of my skull,” the singer/reality star said on the show, which airs Wednesday.
Michaels spent two weeks in intensive care, yet in true rocker fashion, he said he insisted on wearing his signature bandanna throughout the ordeal, even while confined to his hospital bed. “I said, ‘If I’m going out, I want to go out rockin’.’ ”
Despite making rapid progress, Michaels is still in the midst of intense physical rehab. He will appear on Sunday’s finale of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and win or lose, the rocker has plenty to keep him busy in the coming weeks. He announced last week that he will return to the stage at the Hard Rock in Biloxi, Mississippi, on May 28. He is also reportedly set to begin a tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd on June 10 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Michaels recently revealed his next TV project, returning to his “Rock of Love” home, VH1, for the series “Life As I Know It.” The reality show debuts May 31 and promises viewers an inside look at Bret’s home life.
Finally, Michaels has a new album to promote, Custom Built, due June 8. It features his collaboration with Miley Cyrus on “Nothing to Lose,” as well as a cover of Sublime’s landmark hit “What I Got.”
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