Bret Michaels

Rock Singer

Bret Michaels was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States on March 15th, 1963 and is the Rock Singer. At the age of 61, Bret Michaels biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Bret Michael Sychak
Date of Birth
March 15, 1963
United States
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Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
61 years old
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$18 Million
Actor, Composer, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Guitarist, Musician, Screenwriter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Television Actor, Vocalist
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Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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Marge Sychak, Wally Sychak
Michelle Sychak, Nicole Sychak
Bret Michaels Life

Bret Michael Sychak (born Friday, March 15, 1963), also known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the glam rock band Poison, which has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and 15 million in the United States alone.

In addition, the band has charted ten singles to the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top Ten singles and a number-one single, "Every Rose Has It Thorn" (1999), as well as a ten-track compilation titled "A Letter From Death Row in which Michaels appeared, wrote and directed in 1998, as well as a Poison-style rock album Songs of Life.

Michaels has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star, which inspired his country's influence on the rock album Freedom of Sound in 2005.

Bret Michaels and its sequels appeared on VH1's hit reality show Rock of Love, which inspired his hit solo show Rock My World.

He was also the top contestant on NBC's reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3 and also appeared in his own reality docu-series Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, which inspired his highest charting album as a solo artist, with the number No. 107. 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock chart.

He is also known for hosting on the Travel Channel.

Michaels ranked #40 on Hit Parader's list of the best Heavy metal singers of all time in 2006.

Early life

Michael Sychak was born in Wally and Marjorie Sychak, north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where he was born Bret Michael Sychak on March 15, 1963. He attended Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School. Michelle and Nicole are his two sisters. After the title character in the popular James Garner TV Western series Maverick, he claims that his parents had originally intended for him to have the middle name "Maverick." He is of Carpatho-Rusyn (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, English, German, and Swiss descent. Nick Sychak, Bret's great-uncle, died in combat in France in 1944.

Michaels became ill at the age of 6, and after a three-week stay in the hospital, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Personal life

Michaels suggested to Kristi Lynn Gibson, his on-again, off-again companion of 16 years, while filming the conclusion of his reality show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. He and Gibson were divorced in July 2012. Raine Elizabeth (b. ) and the two children together have two daughters. Jorja Bleu (b. ) and May 20, 2000) and Jorja Bleu (b. (May 5, 2005)

Pets Rock, Michaels' line of pet clothes and accessories, is also available at PetSmart.

Michaels was involved with Pamela Anderson. Ed McPherson, Poison and Michael's long-serving lawyer, was convicted of publishing an explicit sex tape made by the couple in 1998 and launched on television by Metro Studios on September 7, 2005.

Michaels had "readmitted to the hospital the week after suffering numbness on the left side of his body," he wrote on his official website on May 20, 2010. Michaels had a "patent foramen ovale (PFO), a hole in the center, when doing diagnostic tests. His doctors have confirmed that his illness is "operable and treatable" and that his physicians "have figured out the reason for the transient ischemic attack (TIA) or warning stroke), but that "they believe it is highly unlikely this is related to the brain hemorrhage he suffered just a few weeks ago." Michaels wrote about his 2010 health scare with the following: "2010 was, without a doubt, a roller coaster year for me." However, if you have an amazing family and you have a lot of music to make, and you have such passionate and loving supporters behind you, you will fight until the very last breath before throwing in the towel."

Michaels was hospitalized during his first appearance at the 63rd Tony Awards on June 7, 2009. A large portion of the descending set struck him on the head and knocked him down as he was finishing his appearance with Poison and heading to the stage rear. A broken nose was among the first injuries revealed. However, Michaels was prompted to file a lawsuit for unspecified injuries against the Tony Awards and CBS, who said that the hemorrhage caused the bleeding. The parties announced on May 14, 2012, that they had decided to settle the case for an undisclosed sum. Michaels thanked the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix for saving his life and career.


Bret Michaels Career

Music career

Michaels began playing the guitar as an adult, forming a band with drummer Rikki Rockett, bass player Bobby Dall, and guitarist David Besselman. Besselman left the band shortly after, and in 1983, the band hired Matt Smith to form a new band called Paris in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The band, who had grown accustomed to playing the Pennsylvania bar circuit, changed their name to Poison and moved west to Los Angeles to search for fame on the Sunset Boulevard circuit in early 1984. Michaels met Tracy Lewis, who would become both his girlfriend and the muse for one of his most popular songs in the same year. Matt Smith became bored with the band's inability to find fame and returned home. He was hired by C.C. and was replaced by C.C. DeVille, who will be both Michaels' friend and a point of conflict.

Local news about the band resulted in a record deal with Enigma Records and their first album, Look What the Cat Dragged In. The album wasn't a huge success until 1987, when Michaels convinced the band to film "Talk Dirty to Me," a short film version of their song. The album reached platinum, and the band became well-known. Poison headlined a show at Madison Square Garden in March of this year. Michaels administered insulin before the show but was so excited about it that he didn't have to eat. As Poison's set came to an end, Michaels went into insulin shock and collapsed onstage. Michaels denied that Michaels died as a result of a heroin overdose in subsequent media reports, despite later media reports that he was diabetic.

Lewis's affair with him in 1987 ended abruptly, and he felt that fame had changed him. Though Michaels believes that Lewis was unethical to him, Lewis Crosby (now Lewis Crosby) maintains that it was Michaels who was unfaithful. Michaels was inspired by the break-up to write "Every Rose Has Thorn," claiming that the rose represented his fame and success, but that the break represented the break, while the break represented the thorn. The album was released as a power ballad single in December 1988, and is described as "the ultimate '80s anthem about heartbreak."

Poison became one of the world's biggest glam metal bands in the 1980s and early 1990s, releasing their second album, the multi-platinum selling Open Up and Say... Ahh! the multi-platinum selling Flesh & Blood is back for their third album. However, their lives were characterized by the growing tension between Michaels and DeVille, which came to a halt during their "Flesh and Blood" world tour in 1990/91. The spectacle of DeVille's behavior at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards has also been cited. Deville left the band and descended into heroin after getting into a fistfight with Michaels. Richie Kotzen, the youngest guitarist on the Gold album Native Tongue, and guitarist Blues Saraceno later released the album Crack a Smile... and more! Michaels came close to death in the mid-1990s, after a night of revelry, when he crashed his Ferrari into a telephone pole. He sustained serious injuries, including broken ribs, a disfigured nose, and missing teeth. The band reformed in 1999 with original guitarist C.C. Deville is a town in the United States. On a tour of the greatest hits reunion ever, Poison went on a hit reunion. Bret Michaels will divide his time between Poison and a fruitful solo career in the next decade.

Michaels released A Letter from Death Row, the soundtrack to the same-titled film he wrote and starred in, and it was released in 1998. Michaels' album "Show Me Your Hits" in 2000 featured Poison hits in a new way as well as other artists with Michaels on selected tracks. Ballads, Blues & Stories, Michael's first storytellers CD, which included Poison and Michaels solo albums as well as recorded stories about each musician.

Michaels released "Raine" (dedicated to his daughter) and "Bittersweet" on his new studio album Songs of Life in 2003. Michaels also released his first solo music video for the single "Raine," which was directed by award-winning producer Shane Stanley. "Menace to Society" was also included on the album, as well as a 9/11 commemoration "One More Day" was included.

Michaels appeared on the 2005 season of the reality television singing competition Nashville Star, as well as the release of a country rock album named Freedom of Sound in the same year. Michaels performed live on the show and "All I Ever Wanted" (featuring Jessica Andrews), which debuted on Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" chart, with the album's best position being number 45. In 2008, the song also featured a music video on Billboard's "Hot Videoclip Tracks" chart.

In June 2008, Michaels released a best of album collection based on music from his reality television show Rock of Love, which included songs from his forthcoming "Got Far" (Rock of Love theme), "Fallen") and "Start Again," the first two singles also featuring music videos with clips from the film. The album debuted at No. 1 on the charts. No. 40 on the Billboard 200, No. 1. No. 4 on the Top Independent Albums, No. 4 on the Top Independent Albums. 4 of the Top Hard Rock Albums and No. On the Top Rock Albums chart, number 16 appears. Michaels released a single version of "Driven" (rock mix) in December 2008, which also included a preview clip from the third season of Rock of Love's third season, titled Rock of Love. Michaels has also released the "Fallen" single, which also includes acoustic, piano, and demo versions.

Michaels produced a 30-minute DVD from Time Life in 2008 called "Hard & Heavy Confidential," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," and "Something to Believe In" in addition to acoustic version of "All I Ever Needed." Bret Michaels' Hard & Heavy CD/DVD set included the DVD on TV. The same four acoustic performances were also released on CD as "Bret Michaels Acoustic Sessions."

Michaels' forthcoming new studio album, Custom Built, released "Nothing to Lose" on his 2010 album, "Nothing to Lose." Miley Cyrus' guest vocals were included in the album, and it was the most added song to radio this week, trouncing both Bon Jovi and Nickelback. He released his second single "Lie to Me" in April 2010 and his third single, "Wasted Time," was released in May 2010.

Michaels appeared on the American Idol season 9 finale on May 26 against his doctor's recommendation. On the Good Morning America episode in June 18, 2010, Michaels performed a duet of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with Miley Cyrus.

Michaels' new album Custom Built debuted on July 6, 2010. The album debuted as Michaels' highest charting solo album to date, peaking at No. 1 on the charts. 1 on both the Top Independent Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums chart, as well as charting at No. 68. On the Top Rock Albums and No. 1, 4 on the Top Rock Albums and No. The Billboard 200 is 14 on the Billboard 200.

Michaels appeared on "Every Rose Has It Thorn" on America's Got Talent's fifth season on August 4, 2010, accompanying himself on acoustic folk guitar.

Despite not being released as a single, a music video for Michael's latest album "Custom Built" doubles as the theme song for his latest VH1 reality show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. Exclusively at Billboard's and features footage from the series, which officially premieres on VH1 on October 18, 2010. Michaels also posted a music video for the front of Sublime's "What I Got," Sublime's fourth single on "Custom Built," which is also the fourth single from the "Custom Built." The music video is a special thank you to his followers and was released on Thanksgiving.

Michaels released "Hit and Roll" on Top Gear (U.S. TV series), which also included a music video embedded on the series and the promo commercials.

Michaels performed the New Year on December 31, 2011 with a New Year's Eve concert from the "Get Your Rock On" solo tour. The festival, which took place in Springfield, Illinois, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, was held. In the music video for Bret's latest single "Get Your Rock On" from the upcoming new album, this New Year's Eve bash will be included and well documented. "Get Your Rock On" (featuring Phil Collen & Sal Costa)" was released on January 9, 2012.

On January 10, 2012, Michaels also unveiled an alternate version titled "Get Your Ride On (featuring Phil Collen)" in conjunction with his latest album "Get Your Ride On." The song will premiere on Speed as Monster Energy AMA Supercross Opener all season on Speed, as well as an exclusive video that premiered on SPEED TV on January 7, 2012. Throughout the season, the video will be adapted for each race.

In 2012, Michaels toured with Def Leppard and Lita Ford. Michaels' official Bret Michaels App launched a new single "They Don't Make An App For That (The App Song)" in August 2012. The song is a fun, tongue-in-cheek country crossover hit that is popular in today's social media culture. A teaser video appears on "The App Song."

Michaels' new song "You Know You Want It" (starring Peter Keys) was released in January 2013 from his forthcoming new album "Jammin' With Friends." The latest album features interviews with some of the best performers and performers in music from a variety of genres and generations. The album was released on June 25, 2013 and peaked at No. 1 in the charts. On the Top Hard Rock Albums chart, #23 on the Top Independent Albums chart, #29 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and #80 on The Billboard 200, a 13 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart, #23 on the Top Independent Albums chart, #23 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and #80 on The Billboard 200.

Michaels' latest solo album, "A Beautiful Soul," was released on April 1, 2014, with a music video releasing on April 2. Michaels has confirmed that he will perform the track live on "Oprah's Lifeclass" on April 2nd, which will be streamed online on Oprah's website.

Michaels released "Girls on Bars" on April 7, 2015, making it the second year in a row that he had released a new song during the month of April. Luke Laird, the year's best-selling songwriter, co-wrote the song. The highest number of viewers on CMT ever saw "Girls on Bars" debuting as the most popular debut single.

Michaels' latest solo album, True Grit, was released on April 9, 2015. The album will feature 21 new and classic hits. On May 5, 2015, Michaels unveiled the album for the first single Girls On Bars. The album is only available on cassettes from his website.

In May 2017, Bret Michaels unveiled a brand-new single, honoring his youngest daughter, Jorja Bleu, in honor of her 12th birthday. "Jorja Bleu" is a music video that was posted on Michaels' official YouTube channel and is a follow-up to his 2003 single "Raine," which is named after his oldest daughter.

Michaels' latest single "Unbroken," which was co-written with his 13-year-old daughter Jorja Bleu, was released in 2019. The album is about mental and physical fitness over adversity.

Bret Michaels: My Life in Pictures & Stories, his first in a series of trilogies, was published in May 2020. The book had been expected to be published in 2010 and titled Roses & Thorns, but it was forced to include more information. Michaels revealed that it would be released in 2020 and would be called Unbroken: My Life in Pictures and Stories will coincide with his single release "Unbroken." He had signed a new deal with the United Talent Agency just over a year ago.


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