Bret Michaels gives 'knockout' performance at Tony Awards

Bret Michaels unskinny bopped at Tonys!
Bret Michaels unskinny bopped at Tonys!

It was Poison's Bret Michaels vs stage scenery at last night's Tony Awards, and the scenery won a decisive victory.

Michaels, star of the MTV reality show Rock Of Love, had just finished performing Nothin' But A Good Time with Poison and cast members of the hair metal musical Rock Of Ages.

Everybody else cleared the stage on time, but Michaels, hanging back a second too long, turned and tried to walk off, right as a descending set piece gave him an unkinny bop on the head. Can you say, "Bam-o!"?

On Broadway, 'Break a leg' is an oft-used expression, a way a saying, 'Have a good show.' Last night on Broadway, the clotheslined singer added 'Break a nose' to the show-biz lexicon. Watch the video below.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.