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Bret Michaels Feeling Lucky After Gary Coleman's Death

6/1/2010 7:41pm EDT

Bret MichaelsRocker Bret Michaels feels lucky to be alive after hearing how tragic Gary Coleman died of the same type of brain hemorrhage he survived just weeks earlier.

The Poison frontman faced the battle of his life after suffering a near-fatal hemorrhage last month, and he's still recovering from the medical emergency.

His good fortune was hammered home over the weekend following the death of former "Diff'rent Strokes" star Coleman, who died on Friday, just two days after a fall at his Utah home caused an intracranial hemorrhage.

Michaels tells news show Extra, "Gary Coleman having a hemorrhage, basically from the very same hemorrhage that I had, and passing away is extremely sad.

"And on the very day that I'm gonna try to start up my tour. I'm one of the lucky ones, who made it through."

Bret Michaels

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