The singer who recently had a few health problems and has been spending most of his time in the hospital recently revealed the nature of his ailments: appendicitis. But not just any appendicitis, but acute appendicitis which might have proven to be a cause of death as Bret Michaels explains: “After a CAT scan, they determined it was acute appendicitis and they performed emergency surgery right there in the middle of the night. After the fact, they told me that if I had gone onstage like I wanted to, it likely would have ruptured and I could have died. Not good.” Oh well, at least they got that nasty thing out and now Bret Michaels won’t have to worry about it any longer. One has to wonder how much that will sell on auction, but as long as it’s for a good cause Bret Michaels shouldn’t have any problems parting ways with it.