Bret Michaels wants nothin' but a good explanation for the Tony Awards mishap that left him bruised and bleeding.
Michaels suffered a broken nose and a cut lip when he was clocked by a descending set piece after Poison's performance of "Nothin' But a Good Time" with the Rock of Ages cast at Sunday's ceremony. Though he's "trying to remain very positive and somewhat humorous," Michaels wrote in a lengthy statement on his website, he is troubled by Tony organizers' take of the situation and their lack of concern.
"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 wrote. "First, I thought, 'what mark?' as there was no official mark, just a retracting drum riser and an overhead prop being rapidly lowered, which was out of my view."
Michaels also thought it was "slightly irresponsible" of organizers to report on his condition without any knowledge of it and before he was seen by a doctor. "I am not looking for an apology, I only hoped that on a human level that the Tony organizations' representative would have expressed some concern for injury in their statement or at the very least claim they would be looking into the matter," he wrote.
Those who did express concern included Liza Minnelli and "what seemed to be Shrek, a talking goat head and several monkey-like creatures," all of whom helped the musician up, Michaels wrote.
Michaels regrets the incident has overshadowed the achievements of the Broadway stars and that he missed out on meeting a certain someone. "I was bummed that I did not get to see any of the acts perform during the Tonys as I have never seen a play on Broadway before, probably would have enjoyed it, and even more bummed that I did not get to attend the after parties, cuz rumor has it Anne Hathaway was going to be there and she is hot."
TVGuide.com's calls to the Tony organization were not immediately returned.