Bret Michaels’ condition has taken him on a roller coaster ride. But now that Bret Michaels’ condition has gotten better, the next stage of his ride is a return to the public eye. For the next few weeks, he will be very public indeed, as he sets out to win Celebrity Apprentice and returns to the stage. But first, he started off by appearing live via satellite to Oprah Winfrey in his very first public appearance since his brain hemorrhage. By all accounts, Bret Michaels condition seemed completely cleared up on the surface as he shared his experience without any difficulty or slurring.
The rock star had talked about his ordeal before, in a People Magazine cover story after he got out of the hospital. But yesterday’s Oprah episode was the first time his fans got to see and hear him in weeks. By then, they already knew that he was on the road to a complete recovery, after surviving some scary moments.
The details of Bret Michaels’ condition were repeated on Oprah, including his admission that when he suffered his hemorrhage, it felt like he had been shot. His CAT scan was revealed as well as pictures of him lying in the hospital with his trademark bandana. There were also well-wishes from Donald Trump, fellow Celebrity Apprentice contestants, and his daughter Raine.
The most visible side effect of Bret Michaels’ condition seemed to be a droop on the side of his face. This is a lasting result of the hemorrhage, and perhaps of his medications but a representative claimed that it should go away with rehabilitation. Other than that, he is alive and well, and promising God that he’ll be better with his second chance.
Bret Michaels condition updates didn’t seem likely to yield Oprah appearances and Celebrity Apprentice returns at first. But now, his road back to work has just begun as the Oprah interview was merely step one. He will compete on the Celebrity Apprentice finale on Sunday, then return to his tour schedule just days later. Talks of future tours and new reality shows are also in the works right now.
If Bret Michaels’ condition will ultimately do him in, he won’t be standing still when it happens. Concerns about his busy schedule are numerous, but now it is finally being put to the test. He got a warm up on Oprah, yet now the hard parts are about to begin.
Although Bret Michaels’ current condition was already given away, fans can get another look in just three days on Celebrity Apprentice. They have now already seen that he looks fine, although his face and lower body still have to get better.
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