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Bret Michaels’ Near Decapitation

Viewers got more drama than they bargained for at last night's Tony Awards: Following a performance of "Nothin' but a Good Time" with the cast of Rock of Ages during the opening act, Bret Michaels, lead singer of '80s hair metal band Poison, smacked into a stage prop, causing him to fall backwards onto the stage. The singer and star of VH1's Rock of Love found out today that he suffered a broken nose and busted lip requiring three stitches. Despite the mishap, Michaels' spokeswoman reports that he remained in good spirits during the show. After wiping off blood backstage, he laughed when host Neil Patrick Harris joked that he "gave head banging a whole new meaning."