Bret Michaels Brain HemorrhageWhile everyone is hoping and praying that Bret Michaels fully recovers from a massive hemorrhage near his brain stem, friends tell me that -- no matter what the outcome -- Bret's life will change forever.

"Bret is a fighter and is going to win this battle. But after you stare death in the face, it changes you forever and this is going to change Bret," a friend of the rocker tells me.

"When all this is complete, you can bet Bret will say goodbye to the rock star lifestyle and focus on what means the most to him -- being a great dad."