Pete Evick from the Bret Michaels Band sent out the following letter about Bret Michaels:
Hey everyone. Much like Janna, I rarely speak out about Bret other than
my own personal facebook comments. But I wanted to reach out to all of you
and let you know that we who are closest to Bret, are overwhelmed with the
amount of love and well wishes he is receiving. I know that everyone is
waiting for some OFFICIAL news, however we just cant give any right now.
This is a time for family, a time for healing and a time for love. It is
out of respect first and foremost for his precious daughters, their mother
and his immediate family that none of us say anything. The press has a way
of taking information and doing what they want with it. At a critical
time, we who care deepest for him, refuse to offer any information that
can be delivered incorrectly. Imagine if your children or parents read
something even slightly not true about you or your health on the internet.
Its not fun. What I can tell you is that when I was invited into Bret’s
world, over 5 years ago, I was introduced to a new level of strength, and
loyalty. So much that I had to rethink my whole life and how I do things.
I thought I was a hard worker. I didn’t understand that a man
10 years older than me, battling a life long war with Juvenile Diabetes,
more fame than most, and more money than he knows what to do with, could
possibly get up everyday with more drive and passion than myself. I was
wrong! I didn’t understand what it meant to be a loyal friend. The kind
that would do anything you ever needed without even asking why, what, who
or where. Bret is the kind of guy that wakes up everyday and treats it
like it is his first, and may be his last. He is full of passion, energy
and love. But most of all, he is a survivor. Against the odds of a
critical music industry, or battling a crippling disease, over and over
again Bret has come out on top and ahead of the game. I personally expect
nothing less from him in this situation.
With all that being said, all Bret has ever really wanted to give is the
gift of music. All he has ever asked for is the gift of music. We have
been hard at work on the upcoming CUSTOM BUILT record. To keep my own
sanity in this last week, I dove heavy into the music. One of my personal
favorites in a track called WASTED TIME. It is full of pure BRET
MICHAELS emotion and heart. While not the final mix, I took some of the
vocal we have laid down on the bus during the tour and comped
together a piece of NEW MUSIC for you all. I believe all the fans will
agree with me that this teaser is an amazing song. I hope you all use it,
like I have this week, to remind you how amazing my great friend Bret is.
Cheers to all
Much love to Bret
Friend and guitarist for BMB