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Bret Michaels: Health Crises Have Made Me Appreciate Life | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels: Health Crises Have Made Me Appreciate Life

Originally posted 04/13/2015 04:35PM

It has been five years since rocker Bret Michaels had several health scares.

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Bret Michaels Rushed to Hospital for Kidney Surgery

Bret Michaels Rushed to Hospital for Kidney Surgery

Originally posted 11/11/2014 06:00PM

No stranger to health crises, rocker Bret Michaels has fallen seriously ill again, causing him to reschedule multiple performances.

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Bret Michaels's Medical Emergency Caused By Flu and 'Severe' Diabetes Complications

UpdatePosted 05/30/2014 07:45PM

Bret Michaels Suffers Medical Emergency Caused By Flu and 'Severe' Diabetes Complications

Originally posted 05/30/2014 09:35AM

Bret Michaels ended a concert in New Hampshire after suffering a medical emergency on Thursday.

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Bret Michaels's Tour Bus Hits Several Deer, Singer Slightly Injured | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels Escapes Serious Injury as Tour Bus Hits Several Deer: Report

Originally posted 06/21/2013 03:40PM

Bret Michaels suffered minor injuries when his tour bus hit several deer Friday morning.

The rocker, 50, was traveling in a brand new bus between Abilene, Texas, and Biloxi, Miss., when the accident occurred, according to Celebuzz.

"Except for some bumps and bruises I am thankful there were no serious injuries," the Poison frontman told the site. "It is unfortunate for the deer, but thankfully due to modern RV technology and a steel firewall we are all okay.  I have every intention to make tonight's show in Biloxi and the tour will continue."

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Bret Michaels's New Neighbor Is a Wild Bobcat!

Bret Michaels's New Neighbor Is a Wild Bobcat!

Originally posted 10/15/2012 04:00PM

Brett Michaels is a lover of all things furry ... even if the thing has fangs.

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Bret Michaels, La Toya Jackson Returning for All-Star Celebrity Apprentice | Bret Michaels, Latoya Jackson, Lisa Rinna

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Celebrity Apprentice Returns with All-Star Cast

Originally posted 10/12/2012 11:35AM

They've heard the dreaded "You're Fired" before, but they're back for more!

Celebrity Apprentice is back with its all-star season, giving fan favorites another shot at a $250,000 prize for the charity of their choice. Among the crop of 14 who'll battle it out in the boardroom: Bret Michaels, Trace Adkins, Lil Jon, Marilu Henner, Lisa Rinna, La Toya Jackson, Gary Busey, Stephen Baldwin, Penn Jillette and Omarosa.

Show host Donald Trump and the new cast appeared on Friday's Today show to talk about what's in store for this season, which starts shooting Monday and will premiere in March 2013.

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Bret Michaels Calls Off Engagement | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels Calls Off Engagement

Originally posted 07/30/2012 03:45PM

The bloom is off the rose for Bret Michaels and girlfriend Kristi Gibson.

The "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" singer and his longtime ladylove have called off their engagement, his rep tells PEOPLE.

"Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters," says the rep.

Michaels, 49, and Gibson, 41, are parents to Raine Elizabeth, 12, and Jorja Bleu, 7.

After 16-plus years together Michaels finally proposed to Gibson on Dec. 2, 2010, with the cameras rolling; the big moment aired on the finale of his VH1 show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.

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Bret Michaels, Pet Accessories Designer? Believe It | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels, Pet Accessories Designer? Believe It

Originally posted 06/26/2012 05:45PM

Bret Michaels wanted a dog bed with metal studs.

"I wanted them," he tells PEOPLE, "but realized very quickly, not very safe, so got rid of them."

The rocker-by-day is speaking as a designer of pet accessories. It's an endeavor he took on with PetSmart this year, and one that's resulted in the firstPets Rock Collection, a line of toys, apparel and beds that are exactly what you might expect from Michaels.

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PHOTO: Mariska Hargitay & Hilary Swank Toss Out Beads for Mardi Gras | Hilary Swank, Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay, Hilary Swank Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Originally posted 02/22/2012 11:10AM

Forget about Law & Order – stars like Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank got into the Mardi Gras spirit this week in New Orleans, participating in the festival's traditional Krewe of Orpheus parade on Monday.

Decked out in bright, sparkling attire atop a decorated float, the actresses tossed beads and doubloons to the crowd gathered along the parade route.

Singer Bret Michaels, donning a bandana and sunglasses, also rode in the procession and tossed out beads to the throng of spectators.

The Poison frontman posted pictures of himself with both actresses on his Twitter feed. – Liz Raftery

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Cuddle Alert! Bret Michaels Hugs a Sloth | Bret Michaels

Cuddle Alert! Bret Michaels Hugs a Sloth

Originally posted 02/22/2012 10:30AM

Kristen Bell is going to be so jealous!

During a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., rocker Bret Michaels got to know a few members of the zoo's Animal Ambassadors team, including Harry the sloth, who enjoyed a big hug from Michaels.

Michaels took to the stage at Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew & BBQ festival over the weekend, and began an unusual pre-show ritual by hanging out with Harry, a young southern ground hornbill named Tufts, and a Burmese python.

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