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Bret Michaels -- Survival Tips for 'Idol' Champ

5/27/2010 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bret Michaels didn't just sing on "American Idol" last night, he also played the role of career adviser -- giving champ Lee DeWyze a crucial tip about staying alive in the music biz. 

Bret Michaels

It all went down after the show, when the two met up for a few backstage pics (the one above is from Bret's own camera).

Bret's people tell us before they separated, Bret dished out the following nugget of wisdom -- "Everyone is nervous before they hit the stage. What separates the ones who make it and [the ones that] don't is how they channel that energy."

We're not saying Bret stole that line from a fortune cookie, but he also told Lee that his lucky numbers are 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42.

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urbusted    

"Bret Michaels didn't just on "American Idol" last night,"



Um, think something is missing here Tmz, didn't what?
And what was with the snarky comment about the Lost numbers?
Be nice.

1607 days ago
17.

carole    

Brett should LISTEN to his doctors. the next stroke could leave in way worse shape, not even being able to sing etc. also he is putting OFF heart surgery till fall., to do 50 summer concerts. he is PUSHING IT!!!!

1607 days ago
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