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Bret Michaels is one lucky guy! After surviving a series of health scares, the Poison frontman turned reality TV show enthusiast has survived another bus crash. On Friday morning, the singer was on his way in his tour bus to his gig in Biloxi, Mississippi when it collided with several deer.
“Except for some bumps and bruises I am thankful there were no serious injuries,” Michaels told Celebuzz. “It is unfortunate for the deer, but thankfully due to modern RV technology and a steel firewall we are all OK. I have every intention to make tonight’s show in Biloxi and the tour will continue.”
The former Poison frontman only sustained minor cuts and bruises, according to the site.
We are happy to report that he is doing well…stay tuned for the latest scoop on Bret’s condition right here at Earsucker.com.
Poison frontman Bret Michaels wants to quell the rumors about him taking the empty judging spot on “American Idol” before the rumors even gain any footing. He said that he has no plans on judging singing talent or even looking for love on television for the foreseeable future.
His rep Jo Mignano said that Bret wasn’t even thinking about doing a dating show after it was announced that Bret and long-time girlfriend Kristi Gibson called it quits. The rep said, “The truth is, anyone who knows Bret’s family and knows him as a father and a friend would truly understand that he is hurting over the separation, and the last thing he is thinking about is doing a dating show.”
As far as the “American Idol” rumors are concerned, his rep said that Bret is “honored” but “feels that position has long been filled.”
What’s left on television for the rocker to do? A “Celebrity Apprentice” all-stars show, of course. The rep added, “The only real consideration on the reality TV front at this moment is returning to do an All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Donald Trump has asked Bret to return to do battle for charity as Trump knows Michaels’ struggle as a lifelong type 1 diabetic and his passion to win will make the competition fierce.”
Did you even consider Bret as being in the running for “American Idol”? Would you watch him come back to “Celebrity Apprentice”?
Bret Michaels has called it quits with his fiancee Kristi Gibson once again. Bret shares two daughters with Kristi, Raine Elizabeth, who is twelve and Jorja Bleu, who is seven. Bret and Kristi have been dating for the better part of sixteen years, on and off.
Bret has looked for love on reality television with two seasons of “Rock Of Love” and a season of “Rock Of Love Bus”, but managed to go back to Kristi each time. On the season finale of his reality show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, Bret proposed to Kristi. That particular episode aired on December 20, 2010.
This month, we’ve learned that even after she stood by him throughout all of his medical drama with his head injury, he has decided to call time on their union. Their rep released a statement saying, “Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters.”
Reportedly, Bret said that he was never fully committed to the idea of getting married and that it made him feel “sweaty”. His fiancee stood by him through his appendectomy, brain hemorrhage and the Tony Awards mishap and he is the one who gets cold feet? Crazy, I tell you.
Now that he has broken things off with Kristi, who do you think he should date next? Remember, Bret is currently on tour with Poison as part of Def Leppard’s Rock Of Ages Tour, so is he just looking to hook up with chicks on tour? What do you think?
Back in 2009, Poison singer Bret Michaels was hit in the head by a set piece at the Tony Awards after trying to leave the stage. In March of 2011, he announced that he would be suing the Tony Awards and CBS for unspecified damages over the accident.
He received lip and nose injuries, as well as possibly causing the brain hemorrhage that he suffered. Bret claimed in the lawsuit that he had no instruction as to how to safely exit the stage. When he did, he was struck down by the set piece that descended from above. Six months after the show aired, Bret suffered a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, of which almost cost him his life.
Bret’s attorney revealed, “One of the most common causes of this type of hemorrhage is head trauma – exactly like the one Michaels suffered at the hands of the Tony Awards. Through his sheer will to live, to see his children grow up, he was able to survive this trauma.”
Today we have learned that Bret has settled the case. The “L.A. Times” reports:
An agreement came last week after mediation. The confidential settlement also covers CBS Broadcasting, which aired the show.
The suit, filed in March 2011 in Los Angeles Superior Court, said producers never informed Michaels of the scenery or potential hazards. “Quite the opposite, Michaels specifically asked for instructions regarding how to exit after his performance and was just told to walk off the rear of the stage — in what was ultimately the danger zone,” according to the legal papers.
Michaels’ lawyer Alex Weingarten issued a statement saying that “Mr. Michaels would like to thank his fans for their continued support.”
We’re glad that the incident is far behind him and that he has recovered nicely. Congratulations to him on his settlement.
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.”
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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Not only has Poison frontman Bret Michaels allowed Miley Cyrus to record a version of their song, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, but now he’s recording a family friendly version with his daughters!
Reportedly, he recorded the hit song with his daughters Raine and Jorja for the upcoming Kidz Bop record, titled, Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads.
Also slated to appear on the album are versions of Motley Crue’s Home Sweet Home and Patience by Guns N Roses.
Bret Michaels is suing the Tony Awards and CBS for his injuries at the awards show — all at the behest of real estate mogul Donald Trump!
He said that talks to resolve the issue broke down because they were “pretty cold”. Donald offered him the advice to sue aggressively, but Bret said that he just wanted to be compensated for work time lost due to the injuries he suffered.
He had just finished performing Nothin’ But A Good Time on the Tony Awards when a set piece ascended upon him, knocking him down. He said that there were no safety precautions in place. He went on to reveal that the show’s producers could have delayed the broadcast so that they wouldn’t embarrass him.
He said, “They never needed to show me getting hurt. They didn’t offer to pay my medical costs or anything….I’m sorry it came to this.”