Bret Michaels has been through quite a lot, but he’s glad to still be with us!
Last year, Bret was hospitalized with appendicitis and recovered from that rather quickly. Afterward, he was hospitalized again, but that time it was with a brain hemorrhage. Proving that he still had some fight in him, he recovered from that. But, he was hospitalized again after that with a warning stroke, only to find that he has a hole in his heart. Suffice it to say, the man has been through a lot!
He knows just how lucky he is, too. In a new interview, he said, “It has been rough. But I’m feeling pretty damn good. I’m really blessed to be here.”
He went on to say, “It was one thing after another. It was like, ‘What next?'”
He continued, “I thank a higher power that I am alive today. It just wasn’t my time to go. I know I’m still here for a reason. So, working with charities and helping others has become really important to me.”
People magazine has more:
His advice to anyone who is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease? “Fight like hell,” he says. “I’m not going to say it will be easy, because it won’t. I won’t say you won’t go through times that you want to give up, because you will. Half of the battle is mental, just having an attitude that you can beat the disease. But life is worth fighting for.”
When told he’s sounding like a nice guy, Michaels laughs. “Shhh. Don’t tell anyone,” he jokes. “I need to keep up the mystique. I may be a nice guy, but I still like to rock.”
We’re glad he’s here with us, as well. Stay strong Bret.
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