June 1st, 2010
02:39 PM ET
Round and round the “Idol” speculation goes, but where it stops nobody knows.
Fox has issued a “no comment” to CNN regarding whether Bret Michaels is in the running to replace judge Simon Cowell.
PEOPLE.com reported that the rocker casually mentioned during a recent concert in Biloxi, Mississippi, that “I don’t know if it’s true, but I could possibly be a judge on American Idol.”
Michaels appears to be recovering well from some recent health issues including a brain hemorrhage. He took to the “Idol” stage in a surprise appearance during the show’s season nine finale and a source close to him told TMZ.com that the Poison front man is "in the running to replace Simon" though nothing is close to being finalized yet.
Cowell has departed “Idol” and is reportedly focusing on his next project: bringing his hit British talent show “The X Factor” to the U.S.
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