Bret Michaels Will Undergo Major Heart Surgery Today — Here's Hoping for the Best, Bret!

Mon, January 24, 2011 9:07am EDT by Add first Comment

The 47-year-old rocker was put through hell last year, and hopefully after Jan.24, he’ll be on the road to recovery.

Bret Michaels is having surgery Jan. 24 to repair a hole in his heart. spoke with Bret’s rep, who revealed the Poison front man is expected to return to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, the same location where he was treated for his near-devastating brain hemorrhage in April.

“Bret is looking forward to feeling 100 percent again,” his rep says. Not too long ago, Bret told reporters he’s “very positive [the hospital] will do an amazing job.”

Despite the looming surgery, the recently engaged rocker stopped by the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction this weekend, and sold his 1969 Camaro for $220,000, donating all the proceeds to his longtime charity, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

— Chloe Melas