Days before Bret Michaels' heart surgery, the rocker told "Extra" on the set of his new Ford commercial that he planned on focusing on his engagement after he recuperates from the procedure. Bret proposed to longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson last month on the season finale of his reality show, "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It."
"We've been on and off together for 16 years and I have to be honest with you, I think she was pretty surprised, because I'm one of those guys that believed in love but I've always shied away from the whole marriage thing," Bret tells "Extra."
Michaels underwent surgery Monday to prevent abnormal blood flow within his heart and is now resting comfortably at home. Bret's doctors are pleased with the operation and believe "he will be able to return to normal activity within weeks."