Bret Michaels bares (almost) all for 'Billboard': Check out his racy magazine cover

bret-michaels-billboardBret Michaels is one confident dude. The Poison frontman and reality TV star appears on the cover of the latest Billboard magazine wearing nothing but a blue bandana on his head and some understated jewelry. (Hat tip: Perez Hilton.) For a guy who’s about to undergo heart surgery in a few months, he’s looking pretty chiseled.

Michaels is on the cover as part of a “Maximum Exposure” package. A strategically placed block of text promises to reveal the “100 best ways to get your music seen and heard.” One of them, obviously, is to be Bret Michaels.

What do you think of Bret Michaels’ ab-tastic cover? Speak up in the comments section.

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  • jamz

    A little airbrushing going on?

    • Karate Pants

      Uh, yeah! I know the guy works out, but he’s a 47 year old diabetic heart patient stroke victim who has humped on some of the grossest skanks on earth. Photoshopped to the max.

      • sara gaga

        Sadly..My boyfriend left me a year ago. now.I may be in need of someone to love…
        I am young and beautiful,but alone.My friends told me about the site
        Age lovin g . ℃○M and i got curious about it. they met
        their boyfriends there.,It’s the best place to meet a older or a younger boyfriend..
        i cant risk myself..So i got a username sara lady there in order to find a new it wrong?

      • Rocker Chick

        Get a life, sara GAG!

      • Terri

        Funny…But, Soooooo true!!!

      • nancy

        no its not wrong to find anothere boyfriend as long as ur over ur 1 boyfriend and if he goen on with his life u due the same

    • Rumplestiltskin

      Is there no end to this guy’s need for the spotlight? I mean, he shows up more often than that annoying chick who advertises Progressive Insurance. As for this, there’s media exposure and extreme media exposure. What a pathetic creature he is.

      • wakeforce

        It’s called success! Deal with it.

      • Robbin

        Bret Michaels is not pathetic! He’s got a disease he is dealing with…I know how it is because I am battling the same disease…and I am just as busy as he is!!!

      • daveedt

        Rumple….you have to get all the publicity you can, especially at his age. WHY CAN’T WE FIND HIS SNAPPLE FLAVOR ANYMORE!!!

      • Squee

        It’s called limited appeal, just like Poison.

      • Michelle

        Jealous much???

      • WTF?

        Hey! I like that Progressive insurance lady!

    • Jean Genie

      I’m with all of you folks. I would actually root for this guy if he weren’t such an AW.

    • orville

      And some spray tan “sculpting” as well.

      • Lucy

        it’s so freakin obvious!

      • pleasure

        lmao but he is still hot i grew up listening to poison,concerts etc..i am still hot can they air brush my stomach too!!!

    • harry

      Major air brush session going on for the lower half of Brett.

      • Yvonne Cox

        that is soooo not him. i dont know who they are trying to fool. you can tell it has been doctored up. he may look good but i know he dont look that damn good.

    • Mary

      no kidding art work is great painted on muscles and 6 pack, he must be bald always with scarf on head what do u think?

  • Anne

    Yeah. You expect us to believe that this is a totally accurate 100% image of him? Nice try!

  • Bartman

    It’s like they pasted his head onto a video game character’s body!

    • Roshie

      Exactly what I was thinking…

    • Mr. Holloway

      Yes…a videogame character who also happens to be sucking in his stomach.

  • JPX

    Yet he still wears that ugly bandana. I thought he would disappear after the 1980s. I’m disappointed that he’s still in the news. I agree with the above posts, there’s no way that this picture is real.

  • Matt

    Sooo… is there a version of this somewhere withOUT the black dot? :)

    • Eric

      You’ll probably need a magnifying glass.

    • goeff

      google image search Brett Michaels Pam Anderson sex tape if you want the full monty.

    • ronda morgan

      i wonder

  • UGH

    It looks like his rolls of fat were somehow morphed to look like abs. Very disturbing.

    • nodnarb

      And his saggy old man boobs were given a lift! Ahh, the miracles of Photoshop.

  • Deb

    I don’t understand. Hes TOTALLY naked, but is STILL wearing that ugly bandanna??

    • Eric

      If you didn’t notice, he’s COMPLETELY hairless. Including what’s really underneath that ridiculous bandanna.

    • nodnarb

      Hair loss is hard when you’re known for being in a hair band.

    • Uh

      He probably has socks on, too. Diabetics have to be very careful about their feet. The funny thing is that the picture makes him look ugly and he isn’t. Pitiable, media W***e, and stupid, yes. But not ugly.

    • Mr. Holloway

      Well they say he NEVER takes that thing off.

  • Richard

    I should be able to sue EW for the vomit stain on my shirt.

  • wow

    Whoa, 1st thing I thought was Airbrush those abs?

  • Seana

    I LIKE it! More, please.

    • Really

      You like it Seana? I bet you like the Easter Bunny & Snipes, too !

      • elizabeth

        i agree with seana i like it more please! and that is not all fake but his real abs i seen before u all are just jealous because he has a good going career for him what do you have?

  • brooke

    If you have seen him on TV without a shirt, you know he is in great shape. His music is still good why should he fade away.

    • Yvonne Cox

      yes he is in good shape but not that good of shape

  • Nc

    Obviously, some of the picture is not legit—but if any of you smart alecks had watched celebrity apprentice, you would know that he does have washboard abs and does work out everyday.

    He’s in very good shape, period.

  • Preston

    Bret looks great and look at that six pack on his chest! I think he’s proving and defending the ’80s artists that are still rocking in 2010, that they can still give the new and current artists (whom I also like) a run for their money! I like his determination and never-give-up attitude!

  • Pete

    Why do articles like this just take the picture at face value, and not even speculate about the airbrushing/photoshop that might be at play? There’s so much digital manipulation of images, and not enough exposure of the reality.

  • APH

    I was at Bret’s show last week. He took his shirt off. He didn’t look like that!!!

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