Bret MichaelsWhile Bret Michaels is currently at a rehabilitation facility for physical therapy and expected to make a full recovery after he suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage on April 21, he opens up about his ordeal and the emergency room plea he made to doctors. While in the ER, doctors told the Poison rocker that his kids, Raine, 9, and Jorja, 5, should be brought to the hospital.

"And I said in these exact words, 'Am I dying? If I'm dying, I want to see my kids, but if I have a chance, I don't want them to see me in this condition,'" Michaels tells PEOPLE.