Bret Michaels Shares Some Hospitality

Bret Michaels is thanking the hospital that treated him following his 2010 stroke by donating a music room to the Phoenix medical center. 

After being rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in April 2010, the Poison frontman was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage. According to the Associated Press, the life-threatening stroke “causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain.” Michaels spent 10 days in the ICU and was treated by neurosurgeons from the hospital’s Barrow Neurological Institute.

“I want to give something back to the hospital that helped save my life,” Michaels said in a statement. “Phoenix is my home and I’m proud to be a part of this community.”

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

The Bret Michael’s Hospitality and Music Room will include music listening stations and relaxation areas for patients’ families. The room, which Michaels describes as “warm and hip,” will be located near patients’ rooms.

“This room will be a very welcome addition for the families of our patients,” St. Joseph’s President and CEO Linda Hunt said. “Bret has demonstrated that he is a good friend to this hospital in several ways and we thank him.”

Since attending a rehabilitation facility for physical therapy, Michaels made a full recovery and soon returned back to the road.

He gave back to the hospital last year by performing at the Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix and making a special auction donation for dinner at his home. Proceeds went to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, which is also located at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute.

Fans can catch Michaels performing in Phoenix on Friday at the Arizona State Fair at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. U.S. dates are booked through the end of the year.