Bret Michaels at 60 ‘Still Fast, Still Fun’
Written by Logan Phillips on March 15, 2023
But even with the laundry list of health issues, Bret Michaels has endured them all, and it has not stopped him. He’s a road warrior who continues to perform worldwide. Playing upward of a hundred shows a year, either with Poison or with the Bret Michaels Band.
Last summer, Michaels and his Poison bandmates, along with Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts stormed the country on The Stadium Tour, which grossed an astonishing $173 million. But the hunger to perform never stops, as this summer, he’s got some of his friends together to perform for a series of Partis Gras amphitheater shows and later this year, Michaels is going to be the subject of an installment of A&E’s “Biography.”
Recently, Michaels caught up with USA TODAY to discuss turning 60, health concerns and touring.
When asked, “So how does sexy at 60 look on you?” Michaels responded “I feel more passionate and just as excited as ever. I went back and pulled out a photo of me and my sister Nicole on a motorcycle (as kids) and I haven’t changed. It’s like me riding my wheelie during The Stadium Tour. I feel more energetic and grateful. With all of the crazy diabetes and the brain hemorrhage, I’ve been through a lot of adversity and I’m still here.”
When asked if he has had to make any changes to his lifestyle due to age and health. Michaels stated “It’s called adapting. So obviously, I’m not going to be trying out for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year, but I can go play flag football with my friends. I adapt and change with what my body can do. There is no magic pill. I am like a true muscle car – still fast, still fun to ride, but I just need a little more maintenance.”
It appears Bret will be touring, performing, creating music, and whatever else he wants to do for many years to come. Truly showing the world that age is just a number.
Click here for the full interview with USA TODAY