Poison frontman Bret Michaels is to undergo heart surgery this January.
According to E! News, Michaels will undergo open-heart surgery to repair a hole in his heart.
Michaels suffered a near-fatal brain hemorrhage in April and a minor stroke. While hospitalised, doctors discovered he had a hole in his heart – a condition he’s had all his life.
He is now scheduled to go under the knife to repair the defect in January.
“Is he 100 per cent? No, but he’s in good spirits, he’s having fun on the road, he loves his fans and has always said music heals him,” a rep for the rocker told Radaronline.
“He said that there are times when, of course, he worries but he has great people around him and he’s very cautious. Maybe sometimes he gets a little tired easier and on occasion he’ll get a headache, but that’s when he knows it’s time to rest.”
But don’t expect Michaels to take things easy. The man’s like a machine.
According to his publicist, Michaels will be going on a book tour in March following the surgery to promote his autobiography, Roses & Thorns: The Reality of My Rock & Roll.