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Every award show has its thorn: Poison's Bret Michaels fractures nose at Tonys

's Bret Michaels was smacked in the head, flipped and knocked down after performing Sunday night at the Tony Awards in New York.

Michaels' publicist said the singer fractured his nose and had to get three stitches in his lip. He was getting a CAT scan today as a precaution, as he's had a past neck injury, reports the Associated Press.

Michaels and his bandmates performed with the cast of Tony-nominated Rock of Ages (which sadly didn't win), and as he was leaving the stage, a descending piece of the set hit him in the head hard enough to land Michaels face first on the stage floor.

According to the AP, Michaels simply "missed his mark" as the number ended and the scenery for the next segment descended.

Click here to watch the video. Classic. Here's a close-up video.

Wondering why Poison would play the Tony Awards? Rock of Ages was up for some big awards, including best actor and best musical (though they lost both to Billy Elliot). Plus, don't forget that Poison, Def Leppard and Cheap Trick are one of the big '80s tours of the summer. They play Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre on Aug. 14.

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


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