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Bret Michaels looks great in first interview since ICU


In his first interview since being rushed to the emergency, Poison singer Bret Michaels explains his experience while suffering a brain hemorrhage. Speaking exclusively to Oprah Winfrey on her show, Bret said he knew something was “severely wrong” when he started getting a really strong headache, that was so strong, he describes it as a “migraine times 10”. has published some excerpts of the interview, in which Bret says: “All of a sudden I just started moving around and boom there was this explosion. It went pop. They call it a thunderclap.

“I never instantly had a headache like that in my entire life. It just exploded instantly – ran from my temple down to the back of my skull.”

Nearly a month after being rushed to the intensive care unit and his long stay in hospital, Bret’s speech is remarkably good. He even managed to show off some of his sense of humor.

If he were going to die in the hospital, “leave the boots on, some form of bandana and a cape….but not in the hospital gown. If I’m going out, I want to go out rockin’,” he said.

The interview will air on Oprah’s show tomorrow.

Bret Michaels has had his share of medical woes: just 10 days before being rushed to hospital with his brain hemorrhage, Bret underwent an emergency appendectomy. Bret Michaels also suffers from type 1 diabetes. Read about Bret’s battle with type 1 diabetes.

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