Bret Michaels announces May 28 comeback gig

Fri May 14, 2010 6:31pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock singer Bret Michaels plans to return to live performances on May 28 -- just five weeks after surviving a near fatal brain hemorrhage, according to his official web site on Friday.

Michaels, 47, who was released from the hospital two weeks ago, is also planning to continue his solo dates as well as kicking off a tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd on June 10 in Florida.

In a busy comeback after being sidelined by both the brain hemorrhage and an emergency appendectomy in April, Michaels will also chat with Oprah Winfrey next week in his first TV interview since being hospitalized, according to website www.bretmichaels.com.

Michaels, the frontman of glam rock band Poison, is also hoping to take part in the May 23 finale of NBC TV reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice".

The competition show was filmed before Michaels' medical emergencies but is nearing the climax of its broadcast run, with the singer still in the running to win.

Michaels has increased his rehab sessions to twice a day to build up his strength for his first show, on May 28 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The singer told People magazine in an interview published last week that he felt lucky to be alive and wanted to "continue to rock the world."

Michaels' latest album "Custom Built", which includes a track with teen singer Miley Cyrus, is due for release on June 8.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant: Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis)