Bret Michaels says he is “disappointed” he was not picked to be an American Idol judge. The Poison frontman reveals he was one of 5 people Idol bosses considered for the job. Michaels lost out to Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and pop star Jennifer Lopez.
“I made it into the top five people. It came down to five people in the end,” he said. “I was disappointed. I’d love to have done it. I’m competitive, so it would have been great,” says Michaels. “On the other hand, to have JLo and Steven Tyler — one’s a pop icon and one’s a rock legend and both, along with Randy, are going to make such awesome TV.”
Meanwhile, Michaels is set to have heart surgery in January. The surgery will repair a hole in his heart. The hole was discovered earlier this year after he suffered a brain hemorrhage and minor stroke.
“Is he 100 percent? 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. He said that there are times when, of course, he worries but he has great people around him and he’s very cautious,” Michaels’ rep recently told RadarOnline.com.
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