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article imageFit-looking Bret Michaels rocked Northwest Arkansas Special

By Kay Mathews     Sep 17, 2010 in Entertainment
Only months after suffering a brain hemorrhage and stroke, singer Bret Michaels performed in Northwest Arkansas as part of his “Custom Built” tour and he and his band rocked the house with 80s hits and songs from his newly released CD.
Along with Michaels’ signature cowboy hat that waited for him on stage, fans anxiously awaited his appearance in a packed Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP). Michaels’ September 16 stop in Fayetteville, Ark. was part of his record setting Custom Built tour.
The bandana-clad, 47-year-old rocker bounded onto the stage and opened the show with “Talk Dirty to Me,” one of Poison’s many hit songs. For twenty-two years Bret Michaels has been the lead singer/songwriter for the legendary rock band Poison.
Bret Michaels at Arkansas Music Pavilion.  Fayetteville  Ark.  September 16  2010.
Bret Michaels at Arkansas Music Pavilion. Fayetteville, Ark. September 16, 2010.
Michaels told the crowd how much he appreciated all of their support during the time he was ill, and apologized for not coming to Northwest Arkansas sooner due to his health. He then said, "But we are here tonight!" The crowd roared and so did the amplifiers.
Bret Michael's official website states that he "continues to break attendance records with his high energy performances." Michaels' high energy was visible Thursday night in Fayetteville, which is remarkable considering that in May he had everything but a good time.
Bret Michaels performs at the Arkansas Music Pavilion.  Fayetteville  Ark.  September 16  2010.
Bret Michaels performs at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. Fayetteville, Ark. September 16, 2010.
As VOA News states, "Bret was appearing on season three of the reality television show Celebrity Apprentice when he was struck with a life-threatening brain hemorrhage. He spent weeks in the hospital's intensive care unit before moving to a physical rehabilitation center to improve his walking and speech. Upon his release, Bret had a mild stroke, which required additional hospital care. Doctors also found a hole in his heart, which will require surgery later this year."
In July, Michaels' spokesman said that he "is recovering from his ailments but is 'still not 100 percent'".
And yet, only two months later, fans in Fayetteville saw a smile on Michaels' face, the usual eye-liner around his bright blue eyes, and the delivery of a high energy performance. Anyone in attendence would be hard-pressed to find any clues that Michaels had a hole in his heart or be able to say that he didn't seem 100 percent.
Bret Michaels and Bret Michaels Band at Arkansas Music Pavilion.  Fayetteville  Ark.  September 16  ...
Bret Michaels and Bret Michaels Band at Arkansas Music Pavilion. Fayetteville, Ark. September 16, 2010.
In addition to hearing Poison hits like “Nothing But a Good Time” and “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” Michaels and the Bret Michaels Band performed songs from Custom Built, his fourth solo album. Previous solo albums include “Songs of Life” and “Rock My World.” One of the new songs from Custom Built, "I'd Die for You," is featured above.
Bret Michaels and Bret Michaels Band at Arkansas Music Pavilion. Fayetteville  Ark. September 16  20...
Bret Michaels and Bret Michaels Band at Arkansas Music Pavilion. Fayetteville, Ark. September 16, 2010.
Michaels told the crowd that he expected there would be a lot of them who would be calling into work on Friday saying they couldn't make it. He was ready to rock into the night and he did.
For information about upcoming concerts at the AMP, such as Easton Corbin or The Black Crowes, call 1-479-616-6323 or visit the AMP web site. For information about upcoming Bret Michaels concert dates, including performances in Buffalo, NY, San Antonio, TX, Halifax, NS, Windsor, ONT, Canada, and many more, click here.
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