bret michaels biloxi vh1 'Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It': Biloxi bluesVH1 debuted “Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It” Monday night (Oct. 18). The premiere episode focused on Michaels‘ battle with his brain aneurysm and stroke last spring and how he has rallied surrounded by long-time girlfriend Kristi and daughters Raine and Jorja.

“Even though I was really struggling to get better and wasn’t feeling great, I was just happy to be one of the 20% who lives to talk about it,” says Bret, of his medical struggles ahead of the opening credits.

The show opens with Bret playing with his daughters at his Arizona house and while they’re adorable, he is itching to head back out on the road. Now, the show’s drama in this episode over whether Bret is physically well enough to go perform in Biloxi. But we already know that happened — it was back on May 28. So the show is a bit lacking in urgency at this point. In the end, Bret plays Biloxi (surprise!), but not before we see the very busty Kristi engage in some exercise and boxing. Natch.

What did you think of “Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It”? Watch a clip below of Bret playing with his daughters.

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