EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: We Want Bret Michaels To Take A Break, But That’s Not In His Character, Says Sister

May 11 2010, Published 4:20 a.m. ET

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While fans and family might be concerned over Bret Michaels' plan to resume his tour on May 26, his sister Michele Sychak voiced her own reservations to but explained her brother's motivation for getting back on the road as soon as he can.

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“It all goes down to the point that we want him to take a break but that’s not in his character, he goes and goes and goes and that’s the joy of his life," Sychak said. She adds that the May 26 date is a hopeful estimate and her brother's doctors have yet to give their official greenlight. For now, they are taking things week by week and focus on other aspects of Michaels' life.

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"I think anybody that has to face the reality of losing their life has to face that decision. One of the biggest concerns was his kids. You're not worried about the next concert date, you're worried if your gonna see your daughters again," she added.

"He is just now starting to go through the physical therapy part of it. He works out every single day and for the last three weeks he has been just laying in bed. There’s a lot of atrophy so just getting himself back is going to be a challenge."

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The 47-year old former frontman for Poison has been in the hospital recovering from a brain hemorrhage. While Sychak wishes her brother would take a year off to "chill," she knows that is not a realistic plan.

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"We all push ourselves too much and that’s human nature. I’ve asked him and said, 'Don’t you think its time to take a break?' His mind set is I'll take a break when I can’t do this anymore.’"

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Thanks to things like his appearance on Celebrity Apprentice, Michaels is enjoying a resurgence in his career that he does not want to see go to waste.

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"His career is once again skyrocketing, he has some things he wants to do and then I think he’ll take a break," Sychak added. "He is very driven & motivated and it’s what some may call a workaholic. He’s wanted to do this since he was thirteen years old."

Sychak also fired back at allegations that Michaels' team is pressuring him return to touring: "Bret is very much in control of Bret."



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