Bret Michaels on 'American Idol' finale: 'I needed this for my soul'
"I just wanna say, I needed to be here and do this. It's been two months since I played, it's bene a month and a half in the hospital and it was just such an amazing feeling to come out there tonight and jam with Casey. Casey's such a great guitar player," Bret gushes.
"I didn't tell the doctors I was gonna do this," he continues. "I told 'em I was going to do 'Celebrity Apprentice,' the finale ... but I feel great, I gotta be honest. There's still obviously a lot of things, a lot of pain I'm still experiencing, but except for a little, as they say, a little 'hitch in your giddy-up,' ... I feel amazing."
What about his family? We can't believe they let him do this! "I can't believe my family did either. I may not have told them either," Bret laughs. "I left a few things out ... but I needed this for my soul. It was a great experience."
So what's next? "The plan is on Friday I'm going to attempt to go do a show in Biloxi and I'm gonna see how that goes. I'll just take a few shows at a time," says Bret.
How has his outlook on life changed since his health problems? "The outlook on life... I always thought I enjoyed every day, but now I know I enjoy every day. Every minute here is awesome."