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Bret Michaels may have just spent 10 days in the ICU, but the rock starisn’t complaining.

Bret Michaels may have just spent 10 days in the ICU, but the rock star isn’t complaining. Instead, he says he’s feeling “lucky to be alive,” people.com reports.

In the new issue of People magazine, Michaels, 47, who suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem) on April 21, speaks for the first time about his ordeal, including a dramatic moment when he first arrived at the hospital.

In the emergency room, the rocker — dad to Raine, 9, and Jorja, 5 — recalls being asked by a doctor if he had kids, and the doctor telling him to have them brought to the hospital.

“And I said in these exact words, ‘Am I dying? If I’m dying, I want to see my kids, but if I have a chance, I don’t want them to see me in this condition.’”

Michaels is currently at a rehabilitation facility for physical therapy, and is expected to make a full recovery — something his doctor says only occurs in 10 to 20 per cent of all cases.

 
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