VIDEO: Bret Michaels Honored With Bandana Tribute; Says He’s “At 75 Percent” On Eve Of Tour

Celebrity Apprentice winner Bret Michaels got a special treat on Lopez Tonight Thursday, as the studio audience was decked out in bandanas to honor him.

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Lopez told Michaels that it “was really good to see him” in the rocker’s first appearance on the TBS talk show since he suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 21 that left him in the hospital for two weeks.

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Lopez flashed to an image of Michaels in his hospital bed wearing a bandana, which got the rocker to recall how the pic had been snapped at a heavy moment following his surgery — and his doctor’s ominous suggestion to see his children.

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Said Michaels: “I begged [my doctor], I said, ‘Please don’t let me go out in that gown — Give me a cape, a bandana, anything! — I want to go out with the boots on and guns blazing!'”

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While Michaels was told to rest for six weeks before getting back to work, he kicks off a 40-show tour in at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi Friday, which is slated to run through October.

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Michaels said while he feels he’s only at 75 percent, he’s gonna give “100 percent of his 75 percent” and “rock it” when he hits the stage.

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