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Bret Michaels' ticker is getting a tune-up.
Months after being hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage, followed by a spectacular recovery and then a "warning stroke," the Poison frontman is now scheduled to go under the knife in January to repair a defect in his heart, his publicist tells E! News.
"It's for the hole his heart," his rep said. "I don't know any specifics."
While it has the ring of a power ballad, the condition is something the 47-year-old Michaels has lived with all his life.