Wednesday, May 9, 2012

VIDEO: Bret Michaels thanks Phoenix hospital for saving his life

The Phoenix hospital that saved Poison frontman Bret Michaels’ life is being thanked by the rocker as part of the hospital’s 50th Anniversary.

In April of 2010, after experiencing a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, Michaels was rushed to Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix for treatment.

In a new video posted to, Michaels shares his gratitude to the staff and hospital for all their efforts during that critical time.

"I want to thank all of my good friends [at Barrow] for saving my life," says Bret.

Michaels’ video is part of “The 50 Years, 50 Faces Project,” which features clips of Barrow patients and staff telling their amazing medical stories in their own words. One new video will be added to the site each week throughout Barrow’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Last fall, Bret donated a music room to the hospital, saying “Wouldn't it be great to have a place to go to for their families that they could maybe find themselves. If they're here all night, searching their soul, a lot of people that are going through a very devastating time in their life."

Michaels has a new solo album, “Get Your Rock On,” in the works; he will hook up with Poison for a summer tour with Def Leppard, which kicks off July 20 in Salt Lake City.

See also:

Def Leppard: More Rock Of Ages Tour dates announced
Bret Michaels to launch Music For Your Soul column
Bret Michaels solo album to feature all star guests
Def Leppard & Poison summer tour confirmed
Bret Michaels: Farewell To Regis available on iTunes
Bret Michaels donates music room to Phoenix hospital
Poison responds to song theft allegations
Bret Michaels to donate music room to Phoenix hospital
Poison sued over alleged song thefts
No Poison feud with Guns N’ Roses, says Bret Michaels
VIDEO: Bret Michaels honors 9/11 heroes
Bret Michaels: New solo album to feature Def Leppard members
VIDEO: Bret Michaels rocks with Kenny Chesney
VIDEO: Lita Ford joins Poison in Florida
Celebrity Ghost Stories: Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels: autobiography due in 2012
Bret Michaels suffering from effects of eye injury
VIDEO: Bret Michaels rocks Live! With Regis & Kelly
Motley Crue/Poison tour adds new dates
Motley Crue, Poison tour tops the hennemusic Hot 10
VIDEO: Bret Michaels rocks the Rock N’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon
Bret Michaels vs. Tony Awards: court documents online
Bret Michaels sues Tony Awards over 2009 incident