Bret Michaels to Undergo Heart Surgery in the Fall

Celebrity Body May. 25, 2010 AT 9:13AM
Bret Michaels to Undergo Heart Surgery in the Fall Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Bret Michaels is headed back to the hospital.

In an interview with Access Hollywood Monday afternoon, an optimistic Michaels -- who suffered a brain hemorrhage in April and stroke just last week -- revealed he will be having heart surgery this fall to repair the hole in his heart.

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“They have to let everything clear out and then they’ll go in and do the operation in my heart and then I’m gonna be great," Michaels, 47, said. "I don’t have any other options except to think that it’s gonna be great, it’s gonna be a smooth operation and I’m gonna feel awesome.”

In preparation for the surgery, the Celebrity Apprentice winner will have to wait until his body is clear of the medicines keeping him alive as a result of his recent health scares.

“I’ve never felt pain like that ever,” Michaels told Access Hollywood of his brain hemorrhage. “I got knocked out at the Tonys by a wall and it didn’t feel half as bad as that did.”

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In the meantime, the rocker plans on enjoying his Celebrity Apprentice win -- even if it isn't as wild as the parties fans saw him host on his VH1 reality show.

"I want to have a Rock of Love style party right at this moment, but I think I'm just going to hang with my friends and be a little low-key unfortunately for a couple more weeks," he told Usmagazine.com at Sunday’s Celebrity Apprentice finale.

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"I'm feeling a little beat up, but I feel great," he continued. "I'm just glad to be here, and I'm really glad that I won -- and you have no idea -- inside my soul -- how bad I want to throw down and party right now!"

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