Bret Michaels Life As I Know It Episode 1
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VH1 has once again teamed up with Bret Michaels a new show titled Life As I Know It. Originally scheduled to start in the Summer (there was a pilot episode in early Spring where we got to watch Bret take several naps), the show was delayed due to Bret’s health issues. Given the circumstances VH1 scrapped the previous taped footage and started after Bret was out of the hospital.
Episode 1 begins with a recap of Bret’s health issues (appendicitis, brain hemorrhage, stroke) and then shows his comeback appearances on Celebrity Apprentice and American Idol (more on the Dr. clearance part of this later).
The cameras follow Bret recovering at home with girlfriend of sixteen years, Kristi, and daughters Jorja and Raine. We see Bret attach rakes to the back of a golf cart to pick up the leaves in his yard. For the record NOT ONE leaf was picked up with this contraption. Other chores include picking up dog shit and rat shit. Yes, his daughter has pet rats. Needless to say, Bret quickly grows tired of having to do everyday type chores around the house. It’s hard to say exactly what the timeline is, but it appears he has only been out of the hospital for only a couple of days. However, as Bret puts it: He needs to get back on the road. Of course Bret needs medical clearance from his doctors first, right? Not exactly. Instead, Bret decides to ask if daughters if they think he is okay to perform, and then lies to Kristi, saying the doctors say it is best for Bret to get out of the house and perform. After Bret leaves the room, his daughter Jorja confesses that her Dad does need to get back on the road so he can make more money. Oh, and Jorja is only five years old if that matters. Ladies and gentlemen meet Jorja, a future Rock of Love girl.
After cleared by his daughters Bret heads to Biloxi, MS for a show at the Hard Rock. Kristi goes to see her trainer. Her training regiment includes boxing with a trainer as he reminds her of Rock of Love girls, baiting her to punch harder. Therapy and boxing, the cornerstone to any healthy relationship.
Bret calls home before his show. His girls are crying on the couch while Bret takes the stage miles away. As Bret puts it, he needs to prove to his girls that you can always get up once you’ve been knocked down. His priorities are questionable, but there is some twisted logic buried in there.
During this 30 minute episode Bret work paisley, red, blue, and black bandanas. This has to be a record.
You can watch the full episode online on VH1 right here, along with bonus clips.
Tune in next week to see if Kristi’s on the treadmill, chasing down Heather and Lacey from Rock of Love.
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