Poison’s ‘Knockout’ Performance At Tonys

Everything was going as planned as Poison rocked the opening of last night’s Tony Awards, held at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. That is, until Bret Michaels missed his mark and got clobbered by a piece of the set.

The band was wrapping up its performance of “Nothin’ But A Good Time” when a descending set piece landed on Michaels’ head, knocking him to the stage floor.

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Bret Michaels, right and C.C. DeVille perform with the cast of "Rock of Ages" at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.

Tonys spokeswoman Christina Stejskal said Michaels “missed his mark.” Rumors of Michaels suffering a broken nose from the incident were not confirmed.

Poison appeared on the annual awards program honoring Broadway’s best because the band’s music is featured, among other 1980s bands such as Journey, in the hit musical “Rock of Ages.”