When we heard that Bret Michaels would be returning to NBC’s hit reality TV series ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ All-Stars season most fans were pretty excited, especially since he was the only former winner among the cast. But his stay was short-lived and on the premiere episode Bret was the first celebrity fired by Donald Trump. Apparently he didn’t take it well and the firing had him in tears.
Before the show began, the first double winner in the show’s history looked a likely outcome when Poison front man, Bret Michaels was cast this season. But somehow he ended up being the first celebrity ousted from the show. But no matter how upset fans were at seeing that happen, Bret himself was a lot more upset.
A show insider spoke out about Bret’s meltdown after being fired, and said: “Bret was crying and totally distraught after he was fired,” adding that it took many production people to calm him down.
“I thought they were punking me,” Bret told the media this week, calling his firing “horrible.”
Michaels also claims that his biggest mistake was choosing Omarosa for his team, but there was method to his madness, adding: “She is known as evil incarnate on TV. I figured, if I embraced it and unleashed her on the other team, we would win this hands down until we had to fight each other. That grenade blew up in my hand.”
Michaels, who won the 2009 “Celebrity Apprentice” season, was axed over La Toya Jackson, the other contestant brought into the final boardroom.
“Bret went into the show believing he was going to win again,” the source said. “He couldn’t believe he was let go so quickly.”
“It was brutal to watch him freaking out the way he did.”
Michaels, who was playing on behalf of the Life Rocks Foundation-National Philanthropic Trust, turns 50 this month.