BRET MICHAELS recently shot a naked photo-shoot for the cover of Billboard Magazine's 'Maximum Exposure 2010' issue, reports USA Today. The 47-year-old rocker has bared all for the new edition that lists the 100 best ways to get music seen and heard.
Speaking about the revealing pictures, Michaels told E! Online, "I said, 'Listen, I have two requests - good lighting and a warm room. That's all I'm asking for", and the former Poison frontman also admitted to doing some prep work before the shoot, saying, "I didn't eat for a day and I did about 2,000 sit-ups".
Last month, E! News reported that Michaels is set to undergo heart surgery in January 2011 in order to fix a 'hole in the heart', a condition that the singer has suffered from all of his life. The 47-year has experienced a number of medical problems in recent years, in 2009 he was rushed to hospital for an emergency appendectomy and just a few months later doctors discovered he had suffered from a brain haemorrhage. However, despite his health scares, Michaels continues to perform live as well as film his reality television series - he is also set to publish a book on March 15th 2011.