Bret, 47, who has experienced some serious health problems including a brain hemorrhage and warning stroke, was able to make it to the finale show. Other than a slight limp, Bret looked to be in good health.
Donald Trump told Bret he was “hired” in Sunday’s finale show. Bret won $250,000 for his charity of choice, the American Diabetes Association. And despite coming in second place, Holly was also a winner as she was awarded the same amount for her charity for autism, HollyRod.
And this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Bret. VH1 has announced it will preview Bret’s new reality show next Sunday. The show titled “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It,” is scheduled to debut next fall. For the time being, VH1 announced production on the show had been “temporarily halted,” with “Bret’s health as our primary concern.”
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There’s finally some good news regarding Bret Michael’s health. According to his reps, Brett is responding well to tests and treatments.
“Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is responding well to tests and treatments,” says his reps in a statement. “Even though today was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery.”
Bret is now beginning what some say will be a slow and painful recovery from a brain hemorrhage. The 47 year-old rocker and former Rock of Lovestar is however having to deal with a minor setback as he was diagnosed with a side effect that leads to seizures, according to his reps. Also complicating his recovery is the fact that Bret had an emergency appendectomy earlier this month, and also suffers from Type 1 diabetes.
Bret is however conscious and in critical but stable condition. There is also some speculation that Bret’s head injury is a result of the injury he suffered last year at the Tony Awards when from a prop struck him at the show. It is however possible the cause of Bret’s injury may never be found as is often the case with many patients with this condition.
Donald Trump, Bret’s boss on Celebrity Apprentice, sent Bret some well wishes over the weekend. “I am deeply saddened to hear about Bret Michaels and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time. He’s a great competitor and champion and I hope he will be fine,” said Donald to UsWeekly.
According to PEOPLE, Bret, 47, was rushed to an undisclosed hospital Thursday night after complaining of excruciating headaches. A source says, “After several CAT scans, MRIs and an angiogram, [doctors] decided to keep Michaels in the ICU and are running several tests to determine the cause. [It] will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation.”
And just how serious is Bret’s condition? Well according to TMZ, those not receiving proper medical treatment after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage have a 20% to 30% chance of experiencing a second bleed within the first month, and that second bleed yields a 70% mortality rate.
The good news for now is Bret is said to be “awake, in good spirits and talking.” Rock of Love season 2 winner Ambre Laketells TMZ she’s spoken with people who are close to Bret who say he’s stabilized and conscious. However the next 24 to 48 hours are said to be critical, and Bret will be closely monitored.
Also speaking out is ROL season 3 winner, Taya Parker. Taya, who is no longer with Bret, spoke to RadarOnline, giving them the following statement: “It’s been a very difficult time. Between his appendectomy and this current situation, everyone that cares for him has been vigilant with their prayers and hopes for a full recovery. My heart and thoughts are with him always. Bret’s determination and drive have always been one of his most endearing qualities. His love for his family and his fans makes his heart a heart that’s larger than life. Bret has overcome many adversities and struggles in his life, and he always handles himself with dignity. I could not be more proud of him, the person he is, and the loves that drive his life.”
Though the cast information of Celebrity Apprentice 3 had been leaked, NBC is now officially revealing the identities and official cast photo of the 14 celebrities competing on the show’s third season, set to premier Sunday, March 14 at 9PM ET.
Sharon Osbourne, who is arguably the best-known competitor, had previously been revealed to be a cast member. Sharon will be joined by the has-been likes of Cyndi Lauper, Bret Michaels, Holly Robinson Peete, TV chef Curtis Stone, Sinbad, and athletes Darryl Strawberry and Michael Johnson, among others.
A surprising cast member would have to be Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, who’s name had not been leaked in previous reports.
The full cast list is below –
• Darryl Strawberry - former MLB all-star
• Bret Michaels – Poison frontman turned VH1 hot mess
• Bill Goldberg - two-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion
• Michael Johnson - Olympic track and field gold medalist
• Rod Blagojevich - disgraced former Illinois governor
• Sinbad – comedian
• Curtis Stone – TV chef
• Cyndi Lauper – singer-songwriter
• Sharon Osbourne - first lady of reality TV
• Holly Robinson Peete – actress and children’s book author
• Selita Ebanks – Victoria’s Secret model
• Maria Kanellis - WWE wrestler
• Carol Leifer – comedian, writer and producer
• Summer Sanders – Olympic swimming gold medalist
The above photo of the 3rd season’s cast was leaked back in October, and though NBC has yet to officially confirm the cast, several media reports confirm the new contestants will include Bret Michaels, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, wrestlers Goldberg and Maria Kanellis, “Take Home” chef Curtis Stone, comedian Sinbad, Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, writer/comedian Carol Leifer, actress Holly Robinson Peete, former baseball star Darryl Strawberry and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
This third season of the Celebrity Apprentice will mark the ninth overall edition of the NBC reality competition series.
Other notable stars include Sinbad, Darryl Strawberry, and Holly Robinson-Peete. The most shocking cast member would have to be former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevic. It seems committing a crime increases one’s celeb status.
The third season of the Celebrity Apprentice is expected to premiere in January.
Megan Hauserman’s new show, Megan Wants A Millionaire, is set to premier tonight on VH1 at 9/8c. Megan, who is arguably one of the more infamous famous VH1 reality stars, is set on finding true love as long as there’s millions involved.
Megan recently spoke to the Jacksonville Observer about her new show and getting over Bret Michaels. Megan appeared on the 2nd season of Rock of Love.
“I really was heartbroken over him for a long time,” Megan admitted about Bret. “I went on there and I did fall in love with him, but we remain friends.”
And how did her new dating show come about? “It was something that I happened to say on Charm School– that I wanted to be a trophy wife,” Megan explained. “The next thing I knew, there were hundreds and thousands of men applying for the job. You have to be careful what you wish for, but it could be a lot worse.”
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A lot of VH1 fans are wondering if Bret Michaels is still with Rock of Love Bus winner – Taya Parker. Well the answer seems to depend on who you ask. Bret said in a recent interview with amNewYork that he is seeing Taya in a “fun way” and says he is still dating other women. The full quote is below -
‘It should be called Rock of Dating,’ he said at the Lipton Gift Lounge backstage at the Tony Awards…Michaels still sees recent winner Taya Parker, but only in a ‘fun’ way — and goes out with other ladies, too.
Bret also says he might be open to doing a 4th season of Rock of Love. Taya however says she and Bret are in a relationship and are both happy. She has herself listed as being in a relationship on her myspace. She also blogged about her relationship with Bret saying -
Bret and I are doing great! We have been taking a much needed break from the spotlight and cameras to get to know each other. We are having a blast! He’s adorable to cuddle and watch movies with… he just makes me laugh and laugh! You should see him watching “Role Models!” It’s honestly the most precious display of boyish behavior… I’m definitely soooo addicted to his smile! We will see each other again soon… I am counting down the days.
Interesting, something tells me Rock of Love 4 will be in the works soon.
Peopleis also reporting that Bret’s tour bus suffered an accident recently, but fortunately no injuries were reported. Bret and his crew were “released from the scene” after an investigation.