Entertainment behind the scenes
Singer Bret Michaels made a surprise appearance on “American Idol” on Wednesday to perform his signature song “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” after spending the past few weeks recovering from a potentially fatal brain hemorrhage, a mini-stroke and learning that he has a hole in his heart.
The frontman for the glam band Poison said that he tried to keep his guest role on “Idol,” during which he sang with former contestant Casey James, under wraps. It was his first live gig since suffering a series of medical emergencies in April.
“The doctors — I didn’t tell them I was going to do this … They’re going to find out in a few minutes,” an upbeat Michaels told reporters backstage.
Michaels, 47, added that he “may not” have told his family either.