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Bret Michaels Hospitalized 6 Times In 2 Weeks

11/12/2014 1:02pm EST
Bret Michaels Has Kidney Surgery, Hospitalized 6 Times In 2 Week
Over the past 2 weeks, singer Bret Michaels has been hospitalized 6 times.

Longtime guitarist and friend Pete Evick revealed the shocking news via Facebook on Tuesday.

"Over the last two weeks Bret was in and out of 6 hospitals throughout the Midwest. Including the incredible Mercy Hospital of Northwest Arkansas. The staff and doctors were unbelievable and took incredible care of Bret."

"Bret continues to be steadfast in his dedication to bring the music to the people. He truly has to be held down to not perform."

Michaels had two stents put in his body in the past week after experien...

Bret Michaels Mourns Death Of His Firefighter Cousin

3/8/2013 11:32am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is in mourning following the death of his firefighter cousin.

The Poison star took to his page to tell followers his cousin Bob Sychak passed away on Thursday.

Michaels also revealed heroic Sychak came to his rescue when he suffered diabetic shock as a young boy.

He tweeted, "My cousin Bob Sychak, a Detroit firefighter who saved my life as a child from diabetic insulin shock, passed away today. My condolences to his family. He was one of my Dad's closest cousins and best friends. He will be missed!

"Dad, I know you are hurting inside because you thought ...

Bret Michaels Had A 'Meltdown' After Being Fired From 'Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars'

3/5/2013 1:07pm EST
Bret Michaels
After winning Celebrity Apprentice, Bret Michaels didn't take it too well after he was fired in the first episode of Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars.

Sunday night was the premiere of the competition, and Donald Trump openly questioned Michaels' decision to come back after already winning. Bret was on the chopping block after the first task, and Donald Trump fired the Poison singer for not living up to his winning ways.

A source now says Michaels "freaked out" following his departure. "Bret totally went into the show believing he was going to win again," the source told Radar Online. "He co...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

1/3/2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...

Bret Michaels To Host RV Makeover TV Show

10/19/2012 8:39am EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has inked a deal with the Travel Channel to front a new RV restoration show.

The Poison frontman has spent more than 25 years touring with his rock band, travelling across the country in customized and luxurious tour buses, and now he is taking his talent and knowledge of life on the road and sharing it with RV owners in new series Rock My RV.

In the show, Michaels and a team of mechanics and makeover experts will take drab motor vehicles and transform them into outrageous mobile mansions, according to

The star says, "Between touring and travelling, I spend...

Bret Michaels Plays Free Show For NYC Police And Firefighters

9/21/2012 11:41am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels gave back to New York's heroes on Thursday by playing a free show for local police and firefighters.

The Poison star handed out free tickets for his show at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury to recognise the courageous members of the New York Police and Fire Departments.

He took to his page to announce the gig, writing, "We are honoring the NYPD & FDNY w/ (with) free concert tickets to local precincts at tonight's show in Westbury, NY."

His spokesperson adds, "This historic show at Westbury will serve as a tribute to and acknowledgement of all of the sacrif...

10 Stars Who Have Been Injured On The Job

8/19/2012 12:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Early this week, production was halted on the set of "Iron Man 3" after its star Robert Downey Jr. injured his ankle while performing a stunt. Marvel Studios confirmed this Thursday, saying there will be a short delay in film production. With all the things going on in movie sets and concert stages, being a star can sometimes be hazardous. Here are 10 other celebrities who were hurt while performing their jobs.

During the filming of "The Green Lantern," Ryan Reynolds separated his shoulder and he popped it back into place during the scene. He told People magazine, "My last injury was ...

Bret Michaels And Fiancee Kristi Gibson Call Off Engagement

7/30/2012 11:41pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Poison singer Bret Michaels has called off his engagement to longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson, who is also the mother of his two daughters.

According to Life & Style Magazine the couple have parted ways after 16 years together.

"Bret and Kristi have called off their engagement at this time," Bret's rep tells the magazine. "Although the couple have separated, they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters, Raine and Jorja."

Michaels proposed to Gibson in December 2010 during the finale of his VH1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.

Bret Michaels Settles 2009 Tony Awards Legal Battle

5/15/2012 11:01am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has settled his multi-million dollar lawsuit with the organizers of the Tony Awards, which stems from an onstage accident in 2009.

The Poison singer was hit on the head by a piece of the stage set after performing at the Broadway prize giving in New York City and he claims the injury contributed to a subsequent brain hemorrhage which nearly cost him his life.

Michaels filed lawsuits against both Tonys bosses and executives at the CBS TV network which broadcast the show, and he has now settled both legal cases out of court.

The terms of the settlement have been kep...

Bret Michaels To Play Chicago Charity Concert

2/24/2012 4:07pm EST
Bret Michaels
Poison star Bret Michaels is set to stage an intimate show in Chicago, Illinois next month to raise money for a local performing arts charity.

The rocker will take to the stage at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights as part of a fundraiser for the venue's Metropolis School of the Performing Arts, which provides classes and performance opportunities for local youngsters.

Proceeds from the Rock for Kids concert will go to help the organization and organizers will also auction off meet-and-greet sessions with the star.

A statement posted on the venue's website read...

Bret Michaels Sues Tony Awards Producers For Broadcasting Onstage Accident

2/21/2012 2:34pm EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is stepping up his legal battle against TV producers behind the 2009 Tony Awards, accusing them of broadcasting his onstage accident just to boost ratings.

The Poison frontman was performing at the Big Apple prize giving, which honors the best of Broadway, when a large stage prop fell and hit him in the face, leaving him with a broken nose, cut lip and life-threatening head injuries.

On Monday, Michaels filed a $50 million lawsuit against award bosses and CBS network executives for neglecting to censor the incident, which caused him much pain and humiliation, accord...

Bret Michaels Pays For Diabetic Fan To Attend Summer Camp

2/20/2012 9:07am EST
Bret Michaels
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has shown off his softer side by sending one young girl to summer camp.

Kennah Hebert, 11, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago and earlier this month she wrote a letter to Michaels asking if he would attend a charity walk in her native Roanoke, Pennsylvania to help raise money for research.

Fellow diabetic Michaels was quick to respond, letting Hebert know he would try to clear his schedule for the event and offered to pay for the young girl to attend Carilion's Camp Too Sweet, a summer program for children suffering with diabetes.

A represent...

Bret Michaels To Rework 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' With Loretta Lynn

2/9/2012 9:12pm EST
Bret Michaels
Poison rocker Bret Michaels is set to revamp his classic ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with country queen Loretta Lynn for a new album.

Michaels recorded the track in 2010 with Miley Cyrus and now he's eyeing another duet with the Coal Miner's Daughter singer for Get Your Rock On.

He tells, "Loretta Lynn and I are gonna redo 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' together. For me, growing up in a family that loved country music... this is gonna be a really awesome time.

"I met her at Thanksgiving and it was really great. We were out at her ranch in Hurricane Mills (Tennessee) an...

Bret Michaels Remembers Late Director Zalman King

2/5/2012 1:30pm EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has paid tribute to his In God's Hands director Zalman King, who lost his cancer battle on Friday.

The Poison star befriended the filmmaker while making his movie debut in King's 1998 action movie, playing a young surfer.

He has now taken to his page to share a photo of himself with King, writing, "Zalman King and I... This photo was taken in Bali while filming In God's Hands for Sony Pictures."

Michaels adds, "Zalman King, a great director and more so a good friend... Many condolences to his family."

King, best known for steamy thrillers including Wild ...

Celebrities We Expect Will Get Married In 2012

1/17/2012 1:00pm EST
Olivier Martinez
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez -Halle’s daughter, Nahla seems to give her mommy two thumbs up on her choice for her future husband, Olivier Martinez. Although her biological father, Gabriel Aubry is still very much in her life, Olivier has opened his arms up to the adorable little girl and the three will no doubt be a happy family.

Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson - Although this couple was on our list last year due to get married in 2011, we have a feeling that the rocker will finally say “I Do” this year. C’mon Bret, you’ve come this far…

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick -...

Are You Ready For The Next 'Celebrity Apprentice?' 18 New Celebs Named!

1/4/2012 7:25pm EST
Tia Carrere
Seems like my long wait for another glimpse of The Donald’s yummy son Don Jr. is nearing an end … “Celebrity Apprentice” will be back for its fifth season premiering Sunday, February 12 at 9pm EST/PST on NBC!

Another 18 celebs will be grinding it out to win the approval of Donald Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump in the famed boardroom. As always, the chosen include a nice mix of “who the heck is that?” “really? I thought he/she was dead!” and “oh yeah, THAT guy/girl.”

Amongst the men playing are a couple of singers - pop star Clay Aiken, and 80’s Twisted Sister frontman rock star Dee...

Bret Michaels Offering Discount Concert Tickets For Food Donations

12/14/2011 12:28pm EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is offering fans discounted tickets to his show on Friday in return for gig-goers donating food to distribute among the poor.

The star has made an online appeal for edible donations at his concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he's prepared to reward his most generous followers with access to his performance for half the advertised price of $30.

In a post on his page, he writes, "Bring a canned, non-perishable food item to the show on Dec. 16, 2011 (at) STAGE AE in Pittsburgh, PA and get a $15 General Admission ticket!"

Cyndi Lauper recently staged ...

Bret Michaels & Cyndi Lauper To Lead Mardi Gras Carnival Celebrations

12/8/2011 10:10am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels and pop veteran Cyndi Lauper will help to get the 2012 Mardi Gras carnival celebrations started as the grand marshalls of crooner Harry Connick, Jr.'s annual parade in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The singers will reign over the Orpheus parade as the celebrity king and queen of the event, which will take place on February 20.

Previous stars who have led the celebrations include actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Sandra Bullock, and singer Stevie Wonder.

The Orpheus Parade was founded by Connick Jr. - a New Orleans native - in 1993. The star-studded parade will hit the streets ...

Billy Ray Cyrus And Bret Michaels Mark Pearl Harbor Anniversary

12/8/2011 12:09am EST
Billy Ray Cyrus
Singers Billy Ray Cyrus and Bret Michaels have paid tribute to war veterans on the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks.

The country star and rocker Michaels remembered the lives lost in the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian naval base in 1941 by taking to their and pages on Wednesday to mark the sombre day.

Cyrus wrote, "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 70th Anniversary. 'SOME GAVE ALL.'"

Meanwhile, Poison rocker Michaels quoted a famous speech from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and added, "The 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Today we reme...

Loretta Lynn and Bret Michaels Hint At Future Duet After Spending Thanksgiving Together

11/27/2011 3:04pm EST
Future duet in the works?
Loretta Lynn has bounced back from a pneumonia scare to spend Thanksgiving with Bret Michaels.

The country legend was hospitalized last month after falling ill with bacterial pneumonia, prompting her to scrap two concerts.

The 76-year-old singer has recovered in time for the holidays, and she celebrated Thanksgiving by inviting the Poison frontman to her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

In a post on his page, Michaels shared a photo of himself hugging Lynn, writing "I cannot thank Loretta Lynn and her family enough for inviting us into her home for Thanksgiving."

The rock...

Bret Michaels Promises To Revamp Hospital Waiting Room

10/25/2011 11:17am EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has pledged to donate TVs and sound systems to revamp a waiting room at the hospital where he underwent treatment for a brain hemorrhage last year.

The Poison star was treated at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona after he suffered bleeding on the brain last April, and he checked into the facility again in January for an operation to fix a hole in his heart.

Michaels will now have a waiting room at the hospital named in his honor after announcing plans to donate equipment so families will be able to relax by watching TV and listening to music. The room will be named...

Poison Sued For Stealing 1980s Hits

10/24/2011 8:54am EDT
Bret Michaels and his Poison bandmates are facing a lawsuit from the former members of a Chicago, Illinois-based rock group over allegations of copyright infringement dating back to the 1980s.

Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, who were members of now-defunct band Kid Rocker, filed a lawsuit in Illinois federal court on Wednesday alleging some of their songs were incorporated into Poison tracks including "Talk Dirty To Me" and "I Won't Forget You."

The lawsuit alleges guitarist C.C. DeVille auditioned for Kid Rocker in 1984 before he joined Poison and he was given a number of the band's st...

Amanda Seyfried Matches Bret Michaels' Charity Donation

9/17/2011 1:00pm EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried has donated $25,000 to a children's charity after agreeing to match a pledge made by rocker Bret Michaels.

The star was attending the Eric Trump Foundation's 5th Annual Gold Invitational & Gala at Westchester, New York's, Trump National Golf Club, where the Poison frontman was performing.

The fundraiser was aimed at raising cash for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Michaels decided to kickstart the big donations to the cause by promising to send a check to the organization at the end of his set.

He decided to up the ante at the event by calling on partygoers to...

Bret Michaels Cancels CT Concert Due To Severe Damage & Flooding At Venue

9/2/2011 10:23am EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has postponed two shows on his U.S. tour in areas hit hard by Hurricane Irene last weekend.

The storm swept across the East Coast, causing severe damage to several states including New York, North Carolina and Connecticut.

The town of Ridgefield in Connecticut was left devastated by the storm, and the venue Michaels was due to play next week, the Ridgefield Playhouse, was flooded.

The Poison frontman has pushed back his show to September 15. As a result of the postponement, his gig in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has been moved to November 10.

A post on Michaels' website reads...

Bret Michaels And Donald Trump Teaming Up For Another Reality Show?

8/22/2011 10:35pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Singer Bret Michaels and real estate mogul Donald Trump are set to team up for another reality TV show, according to a report.

Trump and the former Poison frontman are in talks to launch Something To Believe In, a new program which would follow the rocker as he travels across America offering support to families and individuals facing adversity.

Responding to the idea of a collaboration between the two, a representative for Trump tells the New York Post, "Mr. Trump thinks Bret is a wonderful guy. (He) wants to consider it."

Michaels and the business tycoon developed a close friendship af...

Bret Michaels Sues Over Cruise Ship Deal

8/12/2011 8:15am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is suing a cruise operator over allegations bosses used "a fraudulent scheme" to get him to reduce his fee for two agreed performances.

The Poison star signed up to play a pair of gigs in November on a luxury liner off the coast of Miami, Florida for a reported $750,000 fee. After he received an initial payment of $250,000, Michaels alleges the firm began complaining about poor ticket sales in a fraudulent bid to lower his fee.

He filed suit against bosses at Shoreline on Monday, blaming the promoter for failing to fulfill "contractual obligations".

Michaels is se...

Bret Michaels Cancels His Four-Day 'Super Cruise'

7/15/2011 8:47am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has decided to scrap his four-day 'super cruise' with fans in November after the event's promoter allegedly backed out.

The Poison star was set to sail the seas on a luxury liner off the coast of Miami, Florida for four days with his fans, and insisted he would mingle with holidaymakers, sign autographs and even work as a bartender.

Nevertheless, the tour has been scrapped, with Michaels claiming a promoter failed to fulfill "contractual obligations." He has now promised fans a full refund.

In a statement on his website, he writes, "As this is my first ever cruise...

Nikki Sixx Says Fans Pushed Motley Crue To Tour With Poison

7/9/2011 1:00pm EDT
Nikki Sixx
Motley Crue star Nikki Sixx would never have hit the road with rockers Poison had it not been for fans of the two groups screaming out for a joint trek.

The bassist admits he and his bandmates were not thinking of Bret Michaels' band when they started planning for a multi-group 2011 summer tour last year - and it took fans to make them realize the joint trek would be a big hit.

Sixx tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "When the concept to do something this summer came up, the economy is in such a bad state that we were going, 'How can we do something that is different and the fans fee...

Dead Grandmother Appeared To Bret Michaels As A Ghost

6/27/2011 9:40am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has come to believe in ghosts because he's convinced his late grandmother appeared in front of him, years after she had died.

The Poison frontman admits he has had two paranormal experiences in his lifetime - but the most frightening encounter occurred when he saw, and felt, his beloved, deceased relative.

Appearing on spooky TV show "Celebrity Ghost Stories," the hitmaker says, "I believe I've absolutely, for sure, seen an apparition in my life... I felt the presence of someone come up and put their hands on my shoulders. It was a warm feeling. It was almost like a f...

Selena Gomez Sizzles At Billboard Music Awards; See Tons Of Celebrity Red Carpet Photos

5/23/2011 8:38am EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez attended Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in a sexy side cut-out dress in support of her boyfriend Justin Bieber, who took home eight trophies.

The stars wore a variety of ensembles at the music event. Rihanna embraced the plunging neckline trend in a white pant suit, while Nicki Minaj wore a signature pink wig with a skintight blue bodysuit.

Several stars opted for the traditional black dress, including Selena, Beyonce, Nicole Kidman and Fergie. Check out the celebrities below, and tell us who looked the best and worst!