Michaels ‘fears’ Heart Operation

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October 4, 2010 | 7:35am EST

Bret Michaels is battling fears over his upcoming heart operation – insisting he is struggling to “think positive” as the surgery looms closer.

The Poison star has suffered numerous health setbacks over the last year – he underwent an emergency appendectomy before collapsing from a near-fatal brain haemorrhage in April and later suffered a stroke. He was also diagnosed with a hole in his heart.

Michaels is scheduled to go under the knife in January to repair the heart defect, which has plagued him since birth, and admits he is feeling apprehensive about heading back to hospital.

He tells E! Online, “I’m going in there thinking very positively that it’s going to be great and I’m going to feel a whole lot better, but I’d be lying to say that somewhere in my subconscious there’s not a little bit of gulling.

“When they’re going through your body to operate on your heart, it’s going to hit you somewhere that they’re toying with the ticker. There’s definitely a little fear in there somewhere.”

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