June 9, 2009

Report: Shrek and Donkey aided Michaels

Bret Michaels' publicist says the actors who play Shrek and Donkey on Broadway helped the rocker when he was injured at Sunday's Tony Awards show.

The Poison frontman and reality television star performed with his band at the prize presentation in New York, then reportedly was hit with a sign as he was exiting the stage, splitting his lip and fracturing his nose.

He told me, 'All I remember is Shrek and the donkey helping me up, and Liza (Minnelli) giving me a towel,' his representative, Joann Mignano, told People.com. And Bret was laughing when he heard (Tony Awards show host) Neil Patrick Harris said he gave new meaning to 'headbanging...' Bret did not walk off the stage angry or in a hissy fit. He was honored to be asked to participate and be amongst Broadway royalty, like Liza and Sir Elton (John.) He did the red carpet, and he was taking pictures with Angela Lansbury backstage. He was so happy to be there.

Brian D'Arcy James plays Shrek and Daniel Breaker plays Donkey in Broadway's Shrek the Musical.