Bret Michaels’ condition in real life is improving steadily. On television, Michaels’ condition on Celebrity Apprentice is still solid as well. In the last two weeks, Celebrity Apprentice paid tribute to Michaels and wished him a full recovery, and now the show may get its wish. Fortunately for them, they didn’t air any episodes in which he was eliminated, which would have been terrible timing under the circumstances. But now, Bret Michaels’ condition is getting better, so if he is eliminated on tonight’s show, it won’t look so bad.
Celebrity Apprentice taped every episode up to the finale months ago, which worked well for Michaels’ worried fans. On the last two Sundays, devotees got to see him advance on Celebrity Apprentice, even as he was undergoing testing at the hospital. But for the first time since his health crisis began, a new Celebrity Apprentice airs tonight without any fears for his life.
Bret Michaels condition updates got rapidly better in the last week, as he is now out of the hospital and planning a busy schedule. Part of that schedule may or may not be a return to Celebrity Apprentice, as part of their live finale on May 23. Recently, fans have even wondered if he could appear as a contestant.
Michaels and his team won last week’s challenge, and he is among six contestants left with two taped episodes to go. Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Holly Robinson Peete, Curtis Stone and Maria Kanellis are also left, with at least one more set to go tonight. Teasers indicate that the teams have a hard time renovating a two-bedroom apartment on this week’s outing, which leads to ‘a surprise firing.’
Even if he makes it to the finals, Bret Michaels’ condition might be too iffy for him to do much in the live show. But even if he can’t be a contestant, he could certainly show up and give moral support to his fellow candidates. Such a moment would be his first public appearance since his brain hemorrhage, and send the Celebrity Apprentice season off making headlines.
When the season started, Celebrity Apprentice touted one of its biggest casts ever. But thanks to Bret Michaels’ condition, his recovery, and his longevity in the game, he has stolen the competition from the likes of Osbourne, Lauper and Rod Blagojevich. Of course, his biggest achievement is staying alive to make a live return even possible.
Now that Michaels’ fans are reassured that he’ll be fine, they can enjoy him in tonight’s Celebrity Apprentice with no distraction. The new episode airs at 9 pm est on NBC.
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