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Bret Michaels to undergo heart surgery

Bret Michaels to undergo heart surgery

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels says he plans to have heart surgery this fall after he takes care of some of his other health issues.
Ailing Bret Michaels wins 'Apprentice'

Ailing Bret Michaels wins 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Ailing rocker Bret Michaels was declared the winner on Sunday night's finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Bret Michaels suffers 'warning stroke'

Bret Michaels suffers 'warning stroke'

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Bret Michaels was readmitted to the hospital this week after suffering a warning stroke, a posting on the U.S. rocker's Web site said Thursday.
Bret Michaels is heading back to work

Bret Michaels is heading back to work

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Bret Michaels, who suffered a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage April 22, plans to resume performing this month at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Miss.
Cyndi Lauper fired on 'Apprentice'

Cyndi Lauper fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Pop music icon Cyndi Lauper became the latest contestant booted on the U.S. competition series "The Celebrity Apprentice."
Bret Michaels releases new song on iTunes

Bret Michaels releases new song on iTunes

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker and reality television personality Bret Michaels released a new single called "Wasted Time" on iTunes Friday, his Facebook page said.
Bret Michaels released from hospital

Bret Michaels released from hospital

PHOENIX, May 4 (UPI) -- Rocker and reality TV personality Bret Michaels has been discharged from an Arizona hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, his doctor said.
Sanders booted from TV's 'Apprentice'

Sanders booted from TV's 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- Summer Sanders was eliminated from the competition on Sunday night's edition of the U.S. television series "The Celebrity Apprentice."
Doctor: Bret has unbelievable fight in him

Doctor: Bret has unbelievable fight in him

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- One of the doctors treating U.S. rocker and reality TV personality Bret Michaels at an Arizona hospital says he has an "unbelievable fight" in him.
Bret Michaels suffers 'setback'

Bret Michaels suffers 'setback'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Test results indicate a setback in Bret Michaels' condition, a message posted on the U.S. rocker's Facebook page said.
Rep: Bret Michaels in stable condition

Rep: Bret Michaels in stable condition

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Bret Michaels' publicist says the U.S. rocker and reality television personality is in stable condition Tuesday after a brain hemorrhage last week.
More tests planned for ailing Bret

More tests planned for ailing Bret

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels is expected to undergo more tests this week to locate the source of bleeding in his brain, his Web site said.
Docs working on Michaels, still critical

Docs working on Michaels, still critical

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Doctors treating rock star Bret Michaels at an undisclosed location are trying to find the source of bleeding in his brain, a post on his Web site said Sunday.
Rep says Michaels in critical condition

Rep says Michaels in critical condition

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- A representative for U.S. rocker Bret Michaels says his client is in critical condition with a brain hemorrhage, despite reports to the contrary.
Bret Michaels suffers brain hemorrhage

Bret Michaels suffers brain hemorrhage

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker and reality TV personality Bret Michaels is hospitalized in an intensive care unit after suffering a brain hemorrhage, a source told People.com.
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Bret Michaels with Poison performs in concert at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida on September 1, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Bret Michaels (born Bret Michael Sychak, March 15, 1963) is an American musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison. Besides his career as lead singer, he has several solo albums to his credit, as well as one chart single. He appeared in the VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and its sequels, and as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star. He was the winning contestant on NBC's reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3.

Michaels was born Bret Michael Sychak, to Wally and Marjorie Sychak, north of Pittsburgh in the city of Butler, Pennsylvania. He has two sisters, Michelle and Nicole. He claims that his parents had originally intended for him to have the middle name "Maverick", after the title character in the popular James Garner TV Western series Maverick. He is of Carpatho-Rusyn descent.

At the age of six he fell ill, and during a three-week stay in the hospital, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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