Yes, he's had numerous stints on reality TV and millions of records sold -- but singer Bret Michaels may be best known as the star of a real-life medical drama.
In April 2010, he had an emergency appendectomy. Less than two weeks later, he had a brain hemorrhage. A month after that, he had a stroke, caused by a hole in his heart. He had surgery to repair the heart defect in January.
Keeping blood sugar levels in check while touring with his band isn't easy, Michaels said. He carries "a large supply of boring food" with him on the road -- including turkey, tomatoes, celery and peanut butter -- and keeps an exercise bike on his bus for those days when he can't stop at a gym.