Usually seen wearing his trademark bandanas and cowboy hats, Bret Michaels became a rock icon as the frontman of Poison, one of the biggest hair metal bands of the 1980s.
Unshaken, he released a statement at the time, which read in part: "It's going to take more than a cowardice act like this to make me stop performing or stop my tour.": "The well-meaning has-been Bret is surrounded with women who are too young, too frantic or too high to know that being easy isn't funny in itself." Still, audience members became hooked on the show for all its odd-ball characters and Michaels' candid commentary.A sex tape involving him and former girlfriend Pamela Anderson ended up in the hands of the Internet Entertainment Group. It was unclear how the company got possession of the tape. Mc Pherson, told the After that scandal lost steam, Michaels went back on tour with Poison, with De Ville as a band member again.They had to cancel some dates in 2001 after Bobby Dall underwent emergency surgery on his spine.On the road, Poison soon moved up from supporting other groups to being the main act.(1990), also did well on the album charts and featured the hit "Unskinny Bop" and the power ballad "Something to Believe In." But the group's success was not free of strife and difficulty.