Some wounds heal and some last forever. For the first time since his brain hemorrhage in April 2010, rocker and reality star Bret Michaels will appear via satellite on the Oprah Winfrey show on BIG CBS LOVE to share about his injury, the lessons he learned, and the recovery process ahead of him.
For decades, Bret Michaels has been the hard-partying front man of Poison, a glam metal band that's sold more than 25 million records. Bret's wild ways earned him a bad-boy reputation, which paved the way for reality TV stardom. On the night of April 21, 2010, Bret says he felt something explode in his head. Doctors discovered Bret had suffered a brain hemorrhage, a serious condition that's often fatal, and they prepared his family for the worst.
But Bret, a survivor in every sense of the word, lived to share his story. In his first television interview, Bret looks back at that terrifying night and looks forward to a full recovery.
In the same episode, country music recording artist Chely Wright talks about how after a lifetime of hiding her homosexuality, the end of a 12 year relationship spiraled her into a suicidal place that ended in her deciding it was worth possibly losing her career to live her truth.
Chely Wright was living a lie and fearful that revealing the truth about her sexuality would cause her to lose her career and the support of her family. Contemplating suicide, Chely realized that being open and honest was worth the risk and since her public announcement she has received an outpouring of positive responses and encouragement from her father. Both Bret and Chely felt they had possibly reached the end of their lives and it took realizing what they had to lose for them to fight for what they stood to gain.
Watch Bret and Chely share the circumstances that changed their lives, forever, on Thursday, 12th January, 2012 at 8.00 p.m. on the Oprah Winfrey Show, only on BIG CBS LOVE