"After Bret's recent appendectomy and life threatening brain hemorrhage, we're so happy that he is on the road to recovery and coming back to VH1 in Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It," said VH1 programming executive Jeff Olde.
"Bret is family to us and has always been a huge hit on the network, headlining several series and specials that have garnered record breaking ratings and made a strong connection with our audience."
Olde added that VH1 "temporarily halted production" on Life As I know It due to Michaels' health, which was the network's "primary concern."
"Production will resume when it is cleared by his doctors. If anyone can fight off illness and get back on his feet, it's Bret," said Olde.
"But in the meantime, in response to the flood of well wishes the network has received from Bret's fans, we'd like to celebrate Bret's recovery with this sneak peak special featuring the next chapter in Bret's story on VH1. It's a never-before-seen look into Bret's family life--the real center of his world from which he draws his unsinkable strength."
The Memorial Day special will follow Michaels as he balances life on the road as a musician with being a father to young daughters Raine and Jorja -- who refer to him as "Poppa Rocka."
Michaels is one of two participants still in the running for The Celebrity Apprentice third-season title, and his representative recently stated that Michaels is "hoping" to attend the live finale broadcast next Sunday night on NBC.
(Photo credit VH1)
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