Bret Michaels will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show in his first TV appearance since being hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage.

The 47-year-old, who was released earlier this month, will appear on the show Wednesday, according to a statement posted on his website. Michaels also expressed optimism that he will join the rest of the Celebrity Apprentice cast for the live two-hour season finale in New York on Sunday, May 23.

Bret Michaels: I'm "lucky to be alive"

As of this week's episode, Michaels is still in the running to win the reality show. "We really hope that Bret is well and able to join us at the finale as Apprentice, executive producer and host Donald Trump said. "I have much respect as he is a fighter and strong competitor."

In addition, Michaels will return to the stage on Friday, May 28 in Biloxi, Miss. With the June 8 release of his new album, Custom Built, Michaels plans to tour throughout the summer and into the fall.

Concert dates that were postponed during his hospitalization are being rescheduled.

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