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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 March 1963Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameBret Michael Sychak
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bret Michaels was born on March 15, 1963 in Butler, Pennsylvania, USA as Bret Michael Sychak.

Trade Mark (1)

Bandanas and Cowboy Hats

Trivia (17)

Is an insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at age 6.
Used to date singer Susie Hatton and later Pamela Anderson. He dedicated his "Show Me Your Hits - A Salute To Poison" album to the birth of his daughter Raine Michaels and girlfriend Kristi Gibson, who gave birth to Raine in 2000. The album was also dedicated to the rest of the members of Poison who allowed him to re-record some of Poison's hit songs. Guests who performed on the album included Pauly Shore, Mark Kendall from rock band 'Great White', Tracii Guns from L.A. Guns and many more.
Often collaborates with longtime friend, Shane Stanley
Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Daughter, Raine Michaels (was born in May 2000), with girlfriend Kristi Gibson.
Second daughter, Jorja Bleu Michaels (was born on 5 May 2005), with Kristi Gibson. She weighed 6 lbs 8 oz.
Is an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Winner, 2008 Fox Reality Channel Really Award for "Most Awkward Moment" for his appearance in Rock of Love with Bret Michaels (2007).
Hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage on April 23, 2010.
Underwent an emergency appendectomy on April 12, 2010.
Engaged to Kristi Gibson [December 22, 2010].
Will undergo major heart surgery on January 24, 2011 to repair a hole in his heart.
Underwent surgery to repair a hole in his heart on January 24, 2011 in Phoenix and is recuperating.
Lead singer of popular rock band Poison.
Founder, "Living Rock Foundation".
Co-host, with Lesli Jean Matta and Stacey Hayes, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Hard and Heavy" music collection. [2008]
Was forced early on in his music career to disclose his insulin dependence due to Type 1 diabetes after an incident at Madison Square Garden where he collapsed onstage while performing with Poison. He was so nervous in the preceding hours, he took his insulin shot, and forgot to eat anything afterwards, which sent him into insulin shock while onstage. This, combined with photos that began to circulate of him self-administering insulin (with people mistakenly assuming he was injecting narcotics) forced his hand, and he disclosed that his dependence on insulin.

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