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Bret Michaels shows boo-boo and sense of humor, but his publicist is still sore



Bret_michaels Bret Michaels is thankful for "a thick skull" in the aftermath of his injuries at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York. The Poison frontman has released a statement on his website sharing his recollection of the night.

"My nose, mouth and the back of my head felt numb. I vaguely remember asking Big John, 'Do I have any teeth left in my mouth?' I knew I could move my arms and legs and that was an instant relief."

The singer was flattened by a backdrop on the televised show after performing with the cast of of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Watch the video again.

Michaels reportedly suffered a fractured nose and was forced to cancel a show this week in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

His official website has released photos of his injuries along with a pretty direct statement from his representative taking aim at Tony organizers:

"With all due respect to everyone working the Tony awards somewhere down the line there was a lack of communication and the prop should have been immediately halted until Michaels was clear. ... I find it surprising that a Tony spokesperson would brush off this incident with a comment stating 'Mr. Michaels missed his mark' with no mention of concern for his condition. I feel had this incident happened to Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton or Elton John the Tonys would have at least issued a letter of concern."

The statement goes on and on. You can read here online. And while it never mentions "lawsuit," don'tt be surprised if this thing ends up with money changing hands and signatures being notarized.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Michaels himself posted a statement on his website that takes some -- but not all -- of the bitterness out of the situation:

"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."

He signs off with, "I thank the Good Lord I have a thick skull and I have a feeling this may have been my first and final curtain call at the Tonys. -- Broadway Bret Michaels"

Is it just me or does this seem like too much explanation for what happened? We haven't heard the last of it, I'm sure.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:46pm]


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