Bret Michaels

Is Bret Michaels heading back to American Idol — as a judge?

The Poison rocker told the crowd at his Biloxi, Miss., show Friday that he was in the running to replace Simon Cowell.

Bret Michaels to appear on American Idol finale

"I can't say this is true yet, cause I don't know," he said in video footage taped by TMZ. "Next year they asked me to possibly be the judge on American Idol."

Fox declined to comment.

Bret Michaels to undergo heart surgery in the fall

Michaels, 47, performed a duet with Idol finalist Casey James on Wednesday's finale, three days after winning Celebrity Apprentice. Friday's show was his first concert since he suffered a brain hemorrhage and a warning stroke during the past month.