Doctors, Family Not Aware of Bret Michaels’ American Idol Appearance
The doctors and family of singer Bret Michaels were not aware that he will be performing in the finale of the ninth season of American Idol.
“The doctors, I didn’t tell them I was going to do this,” he said to UsMagazine.com. “I never told them I was coming here. They’re going to find out in a few minutes!” Then when asked if his family knew he said, “I may not have told them, either.”
He said that even though he was told that everything is not yet ok with his body, he feels great and that he needed to be there to perform. He said that the show has approached him to perform in the finale weeks ago before he got sick.
He sang Every Rose Has Its Thorn with third placer Casey James during the results show Wednesday, May 26, where Lee DeWyze was crowned winner and Crystal Bowersox as runner-up.
Michaels was treated with emergency appendectomy and suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage in the brain, both in a span of two weeks last April. Sometime May 12, he was diagnosed with patent foramen ovale, a hole in the heart, which doctors said are treatable and operable.
He recently won the Celebrity Edition 3 reality show.