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Bret Michaels Is Bloody Mad -- I'm No Liza Minnelli

6/11/2009 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You're looking at the face of a man who took on the Tony Awards -- and barely made it out alive.

Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels
just posted these gruesome pics of his busted ass face after a prop at the award show came down and cracked him in the kisser at the end of a live performance Sunday night.

The Poison frontman also posted a scathing press release on his website, attacking the Tony's for not caring about his injuries-- because he's not Liza Minnelli!!

Here's a snippet from the actual release -- "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."

In the statement, Bret claims he was dazed and bloodied during the incident, but "the full extent of his injuries remains to be seen until all x-rays are back."

Michaels reps claim someone working on the Tony's should have prevented the injury form ever happening, saying "the prop should have been immediately halted until Michaels was clear."

Sounds like someone's setting the stage for a serious lawsuit...

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Hey Bret if your reading this: Take that stupid Wig & Headband off you Stupid @ss Hole, Your an Embarrassment to us fellow Rockers....The Whole world already knows your BALD, so give that headband a rest already....I'm sure you look like Phil Spector under there...Deal With It...

1905 days ago


Whatever, Bret Michaels is a washed up, old, spandex wearin, 80s hairband dude who now makes his living porking stupid trailor park trash on vh1.

Really, who cares that he cut his nose and is now crying like a btch about it...

1905 days ago


If his bandana comes any further down his forehead it will cover his eyes.
How bald is he anyway?
Is it a receding hairline or all the way bald?

1905 days ago


I'm tired of seeing his face, he is washed up and needs to go away.....

1905 days ago

Cory (yes Feldman)    

You're a punk Brett and everyone knows it.
You are bald and can't even get it up anymore because of your Diabetes.

You are a characture of yourself.
A joke as it were.

Get over it, go visit Ricki Rockett in the high desert and stay there.

1905 days ago


HA HA HA HA HA HA! Bert missed the Bus Stop so the bus ran him over - guess his tour ends here. HA HA HA HA. They should post the video of it hitting him, ha ha ha ha. After all those lame shows and hos he's paraded around to make coin since his music sucked, maybe it's Karma and time to take those expensive European hair extensions and go home. Ha ha ha ha.

1905 days ago


The reason he got injured is because he stayed out on the stage longer than he should have. The other members of his band seem to know when their number was over and went to the back of the stage so the next number could enter. Not this guy, He continued to stay out front too long taking bows after his time was up and this is the result of his indulgence. It didn't happen to anyone else on the entire 10 minute opening which included hundreds of people because all the others were true professionals and knew what they were suppose to do BEFORE they went on stage.

1905 days ago

hoochie mama    

all i wanna know......WHERE'S TAYA? Did they ever hook up?
If I were Bret, I would coordinate my tour, with her tour.....
BTW...why is everyone hating on Bret? Why was he EVER at the Tony Awards, anyway?
Just wondering.....

1905 days ago


Bret should get his reps together so they can get their stories straight.... this is what was posted on People magazine's website -

"Bret Michaels may have broken his nose and busted his lip during a scenery-related malfunction at the Tonys on Sunday – but the Poison frontman and Rock of Love star left with his sense of humor intact.

"He told me, 'All I remember is Shrek and the donkey helping me up, and Liza [Minnelli] giving me a towel,'" says his rep, Joann Mignano. "And Bret was laughing when he heard [Tonys host] Neil Patrick Harris said he gave new meaning to 'headbanging.' "

Michaels, 46, was hit by a large sign descending from the ceiling as he exited the stage following Poison's performance of "Nothin' But a Good Time" with the Rock of Ages cast, and was tended to by paramedics offstage. He required three stitches to his bloodied lip, and his rep says that X-rays later revealed the rocker fractured his nose.

Despite his injuries, she says, "Bret did not walk off the stage angry or in a hissy fit. He was honored to be asked to participate and be amongst Broadway royalty, like Liza and Sir Elton [John]. He did the red carpet, and he was taking pictures with Angela Lansbury backstage. He was so happy to be there."

Further Medical Attention Sought
During the hours after accident, Michaels continued to suffer neck and back pains, so he told his rep that he was getting a CAT scan to be on the safe side.

"His neck was hurt in an accident years ago, so he's being cautious," she says, adding that she does not know the results of his tests yet. "He said he wanted to make sure this was all looked at and taken care of, and I said it was the right thing to do."

The rep also refuted a Tonys spokeperson's account that the rocker "missed his mark."

"By all means, he did not miss his mark," says Mignano. "He did exactly what they asked him to do in rehearsal, where everything went fine. And when the sign came down [at the show], it smacked him on the head."

For now, the rocker, who's currently on a solo tour, is taking things a day at a time.

"He may have to cancel his next show – we'll see," says his rep. "Bret is a tough son of a bitch, but he's really banged up."

1905 days ago


Okay, once and for all, is this man bald or not? I've never seen pictures of him bald, although his "hair" doesn't look real. Maybe he could just get over it and cut the hair that remains short, like Sting or some of the other guys do. I think he'd look a lot nicer.

1905 days ago


HAHA.. I love how he managed to pucker his lips! what a douche.

1905 days ago


I'd like to feel badly for him. However, Karma is such a bitch. He treats women horribly like garbage. He takes advantage of them, lies, cheats and uses them and then throws them to the side. Yes Bret, you had this coming a long time ago. How does Karma taste? What a douche bag.

1905 days ago


He admitted, himself, that he missed his mark or whatever. Grow up! It's not all about you and Liza would have probably laughed it off. You preened an extra couple of seconds after the song and paid the price. The world does not stop for an aging rocker that is desperate for attention and strippers.

1905 days ago


Next time try and listen to the crew and management coordinators when they say "You must exit immediately after the last note"

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Bret had to get the extra 5 seconds of ewhhh I'm mister has been look at me. I'm going to get 5 extra seconds of TV, yeaaaaah. BLAM BIOTCH!*%$
That's what you get when you don't listen. And your right Bret....... IT DON'T GET MUCH BETTER THEN THIS!!!!!

1905 days ago

sham wow guy's wonky eye    

and I see the hate filled idiots are out in masses again! Bret is right, if it had been one of the other people he mentioned it would be a different story. There is such a thing as INTERNAL INJURIES that may/ may not show up right away, especially with the diabetes he has, he will heal at a slower rate than someone without diabetes. Try not to find that funny, morons. Grow the eff up and stop getting off on other people's injuries/ tragedies. Nobody is guaranteed another day..never know what could be in store for you, better shut your bitter, immature mouths.

You rock my world, Bret!!! You and your voice are a zillion and one times hotter than any of these jealous guys posting on here!

Jealous loser boys..the sooner you accept the fact Bret is more talented and hotter than you could ever dream to be the quicker the bitterness will fade..bitterness makes u ugly..let it go.

1905 days ago
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