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VIDEO: Bret Michaels Tells Oprah That Facing His Daughters In The Hospital 'Was Tough'

May 19 2010, Published 8:58 a.m. ET

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In his first televised interview since escaping death from a severe brain hemorrhage, Bret Michaels tells Oprah Winfrey that the hardest part of his ordeal was facing telling his daughters that he might die.

Wearing his signature bandana and exhibiting his tremendous will to live, the front man for Poison told Oprah what went through his mind during his darkest hours.

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Here is an excerpt of the satellite TV interview that aired on Wednesday:

Bret: My life didn’t flash before my eyes. It wasn’t like all of a sudden rerun of my life. What happened was I got very sad.

I went into completely just asking God ‘You’ve got to let me live through this.’ I could tell that how fast everyone was moving around something was bad.

And when a doctor-- I could overhear him saying to Kristi (Bret’s girlfriend and mother of his children) if you have children you should bring them to the hospital now. That was tough.

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Oprah: You said you got really sad and started talking to God. Did He talk back?

Bret: He may have I think I was doing a lot of asking at that point. I know I’ve done a lot of rotten things.

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