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Bret Michaels Hopes to Make Movie About His Life

Bret Michaels
Mary Ouellette,

While Bret Michaels may be most well-known for his close to three decade stint as the frontman for Poison, he also leads a jam-packed life full of many endeavors including the recent launch of his new pet products line for PetSmart in addition to a passion for acting and directing that spawned his own film-production company with Charlie Sheen several years ago.

Suffering last year from a brain hemorrhage and going through surgery for a hole in his heart, Michaels admits that he looks at life a whole new way these days. “I’ve always taken life day by day. Now, I just take it moment by moment,” said Michaels in a recent interview with the Columbus Dispatch. “A brain hemorrhage puts it all in a deeper perspective. I’m one of those guys hit by lightning. I see the big picture. Everything is in perspective now.”

Part of that new-found perspective is enjoying the moment and loving the work he does. In fact, Michaels feels he has a compelling life story worth telling on the big screen starting with his childhood and growing up in Pittsburgh, Pa., to becoming a mega music star with Poison and all the adversity he faced along the way. “I want to tell the story,” explains Michaels about his vision for the movie. “Mostly, when you see rock movies, it has to be this over-the-top thing. I want to give people a Bret Michaels movie where they see that my life is a comedy of errors. I also want to show my fans how to get through the kind of troubles that would leave most people flat on the floor.”

Overcoming the odds is something Michaels excels at from winning ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to his upcoming disc ‘Get Your Rock On’ featuring the likes of Phil Collen, Jimmy Buffet and Loretta Lynn. He’s proven time and time again that his passion for life truly drives him. Michaels summed it up best, saying, “Let’s just say that I’m the kind of guy who knows how to enjoy the moment.”

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