Bret Michaels: Where Is He Now?

Posted on May 11th, 2016 at 9:35 am
True Bret Michaels ReflectsWho could forget VH1's "Rock of Love" starring Bret Michaels? The show, which aired in 2007, featured 25 beautiful rock fans vying for the rockstar's love. But now the Poison frontman is opening up about his time on reality TV. Appearing on "The Steve Harvey Show" for the series' "Where Are They Now?" week, the now-53-year-old reveals why he decided to appear on reality TV. "I had spent my life being out on the road since I was 15, 16 years old. I'm not gonna lie to you, I really never realized how horrible I was at traditional dating," Michaels tells Harvey. "I think that a show like this, at first it's exciting, it's an amazing feeling … but at the same time, it's really scary." "I was reluctant," he admits. "You're on TV and they've got 25 beautiful women and any mistake you make or line you use is going to be held against you for the rest of your life. All your tricks are out!" Referring to the first night, Michaels recalls, "I pulled up and said, just let this be real. Dating truly is about sincerity. You can try anything, but you gotta have chemistry," he says. "That first night, I pulled up on the Harley, took my motorcycle helmet off, 25 beautiful girls. I said, 'Girls, I'm jacked up right now, let's go into the house, let's party. I don't know if we're gonna find love, but we'll find something."