Bret Michaels performs on `Idol` finale

Los Angeles: Though he has suffered from life-threatening health problems in recent weeks, Bret Michaels appeared in fine form on the `American Idol` stage.

The ailing 47-year-old rocker and reality TV star sang and played guitar on Wednesday`s star-studded season finale. The Poison frontman joined ‘Idol’ finalist Casey James on one of the band`s biggest hits, ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn.’

Michaels, who won this season`s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ show last Sunday, suffered a brain hemorrhage in April. He was hospitalized again May 20 for what doctors called a "warning stroke" and diagnosed with a hole in his heart. Doctors said the conditions are likely unrelated.

He announced on his website this week that though he isn`t 100 percent, but plans to continue his tour, starting Friday in Biloxi, Miss.

He said that seeing fans "rockin` rollin`, smiling faces ... is the best medicine I can think of."

Bureau Report


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