I am not sure at what point it happened, but I give a darn about Brett Michaels.
I vaguely remember him from the 80's, but Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon was my idea of a glam rocker. Anything more than Hungry Like the Wolf was waaay too hardcore for me.
I used to watch Rock of Love out of my left eye, with my lips pursed, from time to time, shaking my head and saying "hmmn, hmmmn, hmmmn. I mean really, the manscara; the perfectly tied bandannas; the blond hair that appeared to be attached to his head accessories; those damn Ed Hardy t-shirts. At the same time thinking "as far as glam rockers go, he really has aged better than the rest of them." And he was just so caring with all of the skanks - there was something intriguing about Brett.
Then Brett did Celebrity Apprentice and I saw that this little guy in the manscara was actually likable. Brett is funny, he is caring, he has a round about way of thinking, and he has bandannas of many colors (I can see him sending them out to the cleaners). I learned that Brett has been dealing with diabetes and that he has children that he seemed to adore. He seemed to be a genuinely good guy.
I was shocked to hear about Brett's brain hemorrhage. I began to scan my mind to see if I saw any hints that he was not well on the show. I have been checking periodically each day to see if he is getting better. I am actually doing a blog post about it... (huh) ...
I guess it is confirmed, I am a Brett Michaels fan, manscara and all. Get well soon Brett.
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