Michaels, 47, recalls his first days in the hospital when he was in critical condition, saying: "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.'"
His doctor has said Michaels — father to 9-year-old Raine and 5-year-old Jorja — has returned to walking on his own and to a level of normal consciousness.
The Poison singer and Celebrity Apprentice contestant's comments follow his release from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
"He is making a good recovery. I really expect that he will make a 100 percent recovery," Dr. Joseph Zabramski told reporters at a news conference Tuesday. "He is one of those lucky people, the 20 percent who have a subarachnoid hemorrhage, who make a full and complete recovery."
Michaels is in physical therapy and hoping to resume touring again as soon as May 26.