As we told you last month, ex-[lastfm]Poison[/lastfm] frontman [lastfm]Bret Michaels[/lastfm] is out on the road again, such a short time after a “minor” stroke and the discovery of a hole in his heart. Yes, a HOLE IN HIS HEART. He took some time to talk to Billboard recently and said…find out after the jump!
Michaels said that, after his health scare, he’s now feeling fine:
I have taken every single precaution I can take, and I feel really good. Obviously I’m not 100% there yet, and I’m taking insulin and Lovenox injections every day. But it’s either sit there and worry about what’s going to happen to me or just go out and do it.
Michaels and Billboard also discussed his indie label, Poor Boy Records, and what it’s like operating without the backing of a major label.
“I just hire all the same people that every record label hires,” he said. “I finance everything myself and then I go to Target, Best Buy, Walmart and K-Mart — anyone who will take the record. They hear a sample and they order a bunch.”
He even dished a little on his upcoming reality television show, which sounds a lot different from the trashy “Rock of Love:”
VH1 was getting a lot of requests for a show about my life at home, so we decided to move forward and do that. It features my daughters, Jorja and Raine, and I think the girls are having a good time. We’re a fun family and I think people get to see that.
He certainly looked good to go on Good Morning America a few weeks ago, singing with [lastfm]Miley Cyrus[/lastfm]:
Is Michaels a stud for fighting through his medical problems? Or just crazy?