BRET MICHAELS To Appear On 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Next Week

Bret Michaels, who suffered a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage on April 22, just 10 days after an emergency appendectomy in San Antonio, Texas while on his "Custom Built" tour, is planning on making his return to live performances Friday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi. This hard-rocking venue has hosted such acts as KID ROCK, THREE DOORS DOWN, STEVIE NICKS and DAUGHTRY.

Michaels, who has been rehabbing since his release from ICU, has increased his rehabilitation sessions to twice a day to prepare for his comeback in Biloxi and to continue on all of his solo dates, including a tour with LYNYRD SKYNYRD, which begins June 10 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Cruzan Amphitheater.

"We have been overwhelmed with well wishes and offers that continue to pour in for Bret," states Brian Ahern from William Morris Endeavor Agency (WME). "And promoters have really stepped up to the plate to reschedule dates he missed. Which is a testament to Bret's great live performances and friendships he has built over the years."

The singer plans to remain on tour throughout the fall and early winter, with dates scheduled through December.

Shows that were postponed due to the singer's medical emergencies are currently being rescheduled.

Michaels, who continues to be a strong competitor on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" Sunday nights, is hoping to be able to return to New York, along with the rest of the cast, for the finale on Sunday, May 23. Donald Trump says, "We really hope that Bret is well and able to join us at the finale as 'Apprentice' has hit some of its highest ratings ever and I have much respect as he is a fighter and strong competitor."

Michaels will make his first televised appearance since being hospitalized on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", on an episode that will air Wednesday, May 19. His upcoming album, "Custom Built", includes the hit song "Nothing to Lose" with Miley Cyrus, a remake of the SUBLIME song "What I Got", as well as a rock and country remake of his smash hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" featuring other artists such as Jay Demarcus of RASCAL FLATTS, Brad Arnold of THREE DOORS DOWN, Chris Cagle and Mark Wills, just to name a few.

"Custom Built" is set to hit stores June 8.

To hear samples of the tracks from "Custom Built", to pre-order the record or purchase Bret's never-before-offered platinum and gold meet-and-greet packages, visit BretMichaels.com.

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