BRET MICHAELS will appear on the 'Celebrity Apprentice' live final.

The Poison frontman will take on actress Holly Robinson Peete in the celebrity business contest on Sunday (23.05.10), less than a month after being hospitalised with a brain haemorrhage.

In the show - which was taped several months ago up until the final episode, which transmits live - Bret was seen looking overjoyed when he heard he had made it to the final.

He says: "I came in here as a complete underdog. You know what everyone's mistake was? They so underestimated me!"

The 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' hitmaker - who will also appear on Oprah Winfrey's talk show this week - has also confirmed his return to the stage.

His representative has confirmed he will perform at Hard Rock Live in Mississippi on May 28 and he is expected to begin a tour with Lynyrd Skynrd in June.

Bret is taking part in the show to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.