updated 05/21/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/21/2010 AT 10:50 AM ET
Bret Michaels is definitely a man with a mission: After suffering a small warning stroke, the rocker still has his sights set on showing up at the May 23 finale of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice.
“As far as I know, Bret will be there unless his doctors tell him otherwise,” says his rep of Michaels, who would be facing off against Holly Robinson Peete in the final boardroom evaluation with Donald Trump.
“We’re cautiously optimistic that he will attend the finale,” continues the rep. “But ultimately, it’s up to his doctors.”