Bret Michaels' injuries from his Tony Awards collision forced the rocker to cancel two solo performances in California this weekend. "The trauma caused by the now infamous accident at the Tonys continues to take its toll on Mr. Michaels throat as well as other physical conditions," reads a post on Michaels' official Website. Both affected dates have since been rescheduled.
"We at Michaels Entertainment Group want everyone to understand that through Bret's 25-year career it has been extraordinarily rare and only under extreme conditions that Mr. Michaels has had to reschedule a performance," the statement continues. "He has been shot at, had broken bones, severe lacerations and contusion not to mention crucial high and low blood sugar levels due to his condition as a juvenile diabetic yet has always done his best to make his way to the stage."
Michaels suffered a busted lip and fractured nose after colliding with a stage prop following the performance of Poison's "Nothin' But a Good Time" with the cast of Rock of Ages at the Tony Awards on June 7th. Even though he was disappointed with how the Tony producers handled the situation, "Broadway Bret Michaels" revealed last week that he would not sue the show.
Despite this weekend's cancellations, Michaels promises to be ready for the launch of the Poison-Def Leppard-Cheap Trick tour, which kicks off tomorrow night, June 23rd, in Camden, New Jersey. "Bret is excited and will be ready to rock ASAP, " reads the statement. The injuries aren't expected to affect Michaels' interspersed solo shows during the Poison tour either.
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