Bret Michaels Releases Statement On Tony Awards Injury


Rocker and reality star Bret Michaels has broken his silence about a head-splitting injury her suffered after his performance at the 2009 Tony Awards last Sunday.

The 46-year-old Poison star broke his nose and has to have three stitches to his lip after being hit by a large sign being lowered from the ceiling as he exited the stage following the band’s show opener. On Thursday, Bret’s longtime publicist slammed the theater community due to the Tony Organization’slack of concern for Bret’s well-being in the aftermath of the signage snafu.

“I am trying to remain very positive and somewhat humorous about the whole situation,” the Rock of Love star wrote in a message on his website late Thursday. “I apologize that I did not make a statement earlier as I have been feeling pretty beat up over the last few days.”

The rocker says, “Over the last few days a lot of speculation as to what happened and who is to blame have surfaced. I need to make clear at no point since the incident occurred do I feel like the accident was malicious in any way and I feel this will all work itself out.”

“However I must state I found it a little strange that the only statement released by the Tony organization was that I missed my mark and that I was completely fine,” Bret blogged. “Whether it was a miscommunication, missed cue or missed mark no matter what the situation was the prop should have been stopped or at least slowed for a few more seconds until I cleared the stage.”

To read Bret’s entire statement on his injures, visit

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