The winner of 2010 edition of "Celebrity Apprentice", Poison frontman Bret Michaels, received a shocking elimination in the opening episode of the show's new season. And it seems the singer was the one who was struck the most, as he instantly had a mental meltdown, causing him to burst into tears backstage.
"Bret was crying and totally distraught after he was fired. Bret totally went into the show believing he was going to win again," the source tells Radar Online, adding that the frontman "couldn't believe it that he was let go so quickly. It was brutal to watch him freaking out the way he did."
Trump had to choose between Michaels and singer/songwriter La Toya Jackson. As a last season winner, it was unexpected for Michaels to even be considered for an elimination in the first episode, let alone actually get fired.
"It was a mess when Bret was told the news and filming was done. He couldn't stop crying and even the producers were trying to comfort him. No one expected him to have a meltdown like that."
The singer recently discovered that winning last season has truly meant a lot to him, commenting that he was "fighting for a personal cause."
"It's such an amazing addition to my life and where it's gone. I think that winning 'Apprentice' was such an amazing amazing feeling. At the very end of ours, it came down to three people - Sharon Osbourne, myself and Holly Robinson Peete. And all three were fighting for three very personal causes. Holly's son with autism, Sharon fighting for colon cancer, which has affected her, and me with my diabetes," Michaels told the CBS News.
"Passion supersedes everything. You can have as much arguing and fighting as you want but when people are actually fighting for a real cause close to their heart, then that makes it the best emotion to watch."
So did you watch the latest episode of the show? And what do you think is the cause behind such a big meltdown? Let us know in the comments section below.