Bret Michaels Distraught Over Celebrity Apprentice Elimination

Bret Michaels Distraught Over Celebrity Apprentice Elimination

March 5, 2013

Bret Michaels Distraught Over Celebrity Apprentice Elimination Bret Michaels had a near breakdown after his elimination from TV’s ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ according to The website reports the Poison frontman was shocked that he was the first to be fired by Donald Trump on the show.

Bret’s shocking elimination from the ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ Sunday night shocked audiences, but no-one was more stunned by the decision than Michaels himself. “Bret was crying and totally distraught after he was fired,” a show insider tells RadarOnline.

The “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” singer returned to the show as a triumphant past season winner — making it all the more shocking that he was first to the chopping block. “Bret totally went into the show believing he was going to win again,” the source says. “He couldn’t believe it that he was let go so quickly. It was brutal to watch him freaking out the way he did.”

Donald Trump had to decide between axing Bret or La Toya Jackson, and in the end he chose to let the aging rocker go. “It was a mess when Bret was told the news and filming was done,” the source says. “He couldn’t stop crying and even the producers were trying to comfort him. No one expected him to have a meltdown like that.”

One thing that may cheer Michaels up is the release of his solo album ‘Good Songs & Great Friends’ on June 11th. The album brings together the friends that Bret Michaels has made along the way with some of the songs that have shaped all of that success.

Bringing together artists from a variety of genres and generations, ‘Good Songs & Great Friends’ features a live duet with Jimmy Buffett (“Margaritaville”), a cover of “Sweet Home Alabama” with Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke and Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, new versions of some of Poison’s biggest hits, including the highly anticipated remake of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” with Loretta Lynn. Musical greats such as Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Michael Anthony of Van Halen/Chickenfoot, Leslie West of Mountain, Ace Frehley of KISS/Frehley’s Comet appear on the record, just to name a few.

Two new songs appear on ‘Good Songs & Great Friends’ — the wildly popular ode to social media “The App Song” and “You Know You Want It”. The single, “Get Your Rock On”, released at the beginning of 2012, makes its album debut featuring Phil Collen of Def Leppard/Manraze and Sal Costa of My Darkest Days.

The genre bending album features 17 songs and in addition to the artists mentioned also features, Miley Cyrus, Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi), Bobby Capps (.38 Special), Scot Coogan (Lita Ford), The Sheilds Brothers, and more.

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