Bret Michaels considers marrying girlfriend Kristi Gibson after surviving near-death experience. After surviving a near-death experience last month, rocker Bret Michaels has a new look on life and love.
The former Poison frontman says his recent health scare has motivated him to rethink the priorities in his life – with family coming first.
“As painful as this experience has been, I was given a second chance, right? I don’t want to sit around every night worrying this is going to happen again,” he tells People. “What I want to do is make a positive bucket list and say, ‘I’m just gonna go for it.’”
“There’s just so much more I want to do and experience,” he adds.
On the top of his list? Michaels says he may finally tie the knot with his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Kristi Gibson, who is the mother of his two daughters, Raine, 9, and Jorja, 5.
The couple dated from 1994 to 2005, but reunited after the rocker’s failed attempt at finding love on the VH1 reality TV series, “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.”
“[Getting married], for sure, is something I have never done,” he says. “Kristi’s such a great person. We’ll see if that happens. But yes, that may be one of the big things on the list.”
Bret Michaels credits Kristi Gibson for getting him to the emergency room after he suffered a brain hemorrhage April 22 at his Scottsdale, Ariz., home. He says the sensation “sounded like a handgun, like it literally popped.”
“I knew I was slurring my words, and I was like ‘OK, this isn’t a headache. There’s something really bad happening,’” he says.