Granted, the possibilities for jokes about Bret Michaels' run-in with a piece of scenery at Broadway's Tony Awards ceremonies on Sunday night have seemed endless. We've seen everything from Michaels getting a "crash course in live theater" and bringing "a whole new meaning to the term headbanger" to one blogger's riff connecting Bret going for a precautionary CAT scan to the story of baseball's Dizzy Dean, who was taken to the hospital after being hit in the noggin with a ball, resulting in the memorable headline, "X-Rays of Dean's head reveal nothing."
Seriously, though, while Michaels' mishap may have already drawn nearly as many viral views as Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent (and for the three or four people in the entire world who may not have yet seen it, here it is:)
There are a few thoughts that entered this blogger's noggin over the entire incident. Like, maybe this wasn't an accident.
Now we all know just how love-starved Bret Michaels is in real life. Just days ago, he revealed in an interview that his three-season reality show Rock Of Love hasn't really provided deal results. "It should be called Rock Of Dating," he said about the season three and his apparently over-already relationship with winner Taya Parker. "I felt lust and a lot of like. It was the same feeling I had at the end of the first two seasons. I go into these relationships with the same intention, but whether or not they last is a whole different ball game."
And speaking of reasons for self-sustained injuries, isn't it true that Michaels' tell-all autobiography, Roses and Thorns: The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy To My Reality is set to be published any day now? With a title that bad, what better way to try and drum up interest than a live, prime time TV head injury to drum up sympathy, and maybe stimulate sales?
I'm just sayin'…after all, there's no such thing as bad publicity, is there?
- Bret Michaels
- Angela Lansbury