BRET MICHAELS: Trauma Caused By TONY AWARDS Incident Continues To Take Its Toll

POISON singer Bret Michaels has been forced to postpone tonight's (Thursday, June 18) solo concert at the Quechan Casino in Winterhaven, California. The new date is Friday, October 16. Bret's representatives said in a statement, "We 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. 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.

"The trauma caused by the now infamous accident at the Tony Awards continues to take its toll on Mr. Michaels' throat as well as other physical conditions. Along with all the fans, we at Michaels Entertainment wish Bret the best.

"Please make no mistakes Bret is excited and will be ready to rock [as soon as possible], and the highly anticipated DEF LEPPARD / POISON / CHEAP TRICK tour will start as planned on the 23rd of June in Camden NJ. All solo shows and appearances throughout the summer and fall are also certain to occur as scheduled."

Michaels has told People.com that he has no plans to file a lawsuit over the Tony Awards incident when he got clocked in the head by a descending set piece during his band's performance.

"I want to make very clear to everybody that — first and foremost — I was honored to be asked to be at the Tonys," he said. "I'd never done it before and in all my life it's not something I thought I'd be on. I was really excited. There's no lawsuit. I'm not doing any of that. I'm taking the high road."

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