Rock of Love star, Bret Michaels may have suffered a fractured nose and a busted lip after injuring himself during an opening number at the 63rd annual Tony Awardswhich took place Sunday night, his rep announced Monday.
During the elaborate musical number that featured Dolly Parton, Elton John and Liza Minnelli, the reality star was knocked to the ground after running into a piece of scenery. He had hit the stage to perform “Nothin’ But a Good Time” with his band Poison and the cast of Broadway’s Rock of Ages.
Bret informed Usmagazine before the accident, “I came here for one reason – to put on the show and then go party. I’m ready to go party and have a good time.” Following the accident, Michaels went to the hospitals to get his X-rays.
Despite the accident, his publicist says that Michaels had a blast performing at the awards.
In an all new interview with VH1, Bret Michaels opens up about Taya, his career and his openess to doing another season of Rock of Love. Below are some excerpts from the interview -
What you just taped could be the very last episode of Rock of Love, but I don’t feel like it was mourned properly.
Whether it is or isn’t the last is yet to be seen, as far as what happens with me and Taya. That’s what we were in this trailer talking about [before this interview]: Where does this go? Do we date? Do we take it little by little? When you say “committed relationship,” you’re asking someone for a lot. She lives in Cleveland with her son. She travels. I travel. And another thing is that I’m getting much better at advice than I am at finding love. Bret is the rock doc of love. That’s my new thing. It seemed like I saved everyone’s relationship but mine. Everyone got married, had kids, got engaged, got back with their boyfriend.
I guess I had that impression that this was the end, because you said you weren’t going to do this again at the beginning of the season.
I meant that sincerely. After the Ambre thing, I didn’t know if I could do it all over again. I talked to Ambre about it right before the show started taping, just to basically telling her that I wasn’t trying to throw her under the bus by doing this show. And I think people can sense it. You saw what happened after the reunion taping: I talked to those girls. I talked to Maria [who was hysterical over not getting to say anything to Bret well after the lights had gone down]. It wasn’t like, “Hey, I’m done with you. Thanks. It was all TV.” I think the world gets that sincerity. I enjoy being with these girls. I enjoy hanging with them. I’ll see almost all of these girls again at my shows or just hanging out.
Any thoughts on making out with Mindy during the reunion?
I think that I absolutely made the right choice with Taya. But when Mindy walked up and gave me that kiss…My heart is broken that Mindy didn’t say to me on the island that she loved me. I really like Mindy. Me and Mindy need to get together and speak. I didn’t know she was having all those emotional love moments. I couldn’t read her. Taya, she’s good. Whether she was playing me or not, she’s good.
Did you pay attention to Rock of Love Charm School?
Oh yeah. And I plan on watching Daisy of Love, too. I just found out that Megan’s going to have a show. She’s a character, man. She should have a show. But Daisy, she was my heroin. I was sexually addicted to her. I think she’s gonna have a pretty good time on her show.
Have you seen the Eminem video?
I thought it was f***ing hilarious. He always does spoofs of people, and I think what he did was great. When you get into something like that, it’s like you’re being accepted into pop culture. Eminem is kind of like my younger, hotter, better-looking brother. That video kinda made me jealous (laughs).
If this is the end, pop culture is going to be left with a void. There is nothing like Rock of Love.
We’ll see what happens with Taya. If it works out, maybe I can become some sort of love adviser. If not, I’d love to come back and do it all again.
We told you last weekabout Rock of Love Bus’ Taya giving lap dances amongst other things when she visited the Howard Stern show last December. Well it seems, Taya continued her “classy” act while also visiting the OpieandAnothony radio show last December. Below is a video of Taya getting naked for the DJs and allowing them to feel up on her. Wonder what Bret feels about this. The link to the Video is – Taya Video (It contains nudity).
Newly crowned Rock of Love Bus winner Taya Parker made such a big fuss on the show about being a classy lady but do these pictures from her December 2008 appearance on the Howard Stern show say otherwise? You be the judge.
The show had finished taping when she made this appearance. Taya was picked as the Rock of Love bus winner by Bret Michaels over Mindy. Taya also talked about being a stripper dancer, and was very vivid about her sex life.
“Taya said she started as an exotic dancer and eventually sent some pictures into Penthouse. Both girls said they were into anal sex, which led Howard to speculate that men would be happier with uninhibited girls like them. Teagan said he was right: “[They're] less likely to stray.”
Howard turned to Taya and asked if she gave private dances, she said she used to, but now she just usually does burlesque-type performances.”
What you do think about Taya winning Rock of Love Bus?
With the Rock of Love Bus finale airing tonight, Bret Michaels opens up about the woman who won his heart this season, as well as why he chose to find love on TV. Judging by his answer as to the status of his relationship with the show’s winner, it might be safe to say Rock of Love Bus 4 might be in the works. You be the judge.
Why did you decide to do Rock of Love when it started? Bret Michaels: When they first asked me to do the show, I was reluctant. So I sort of passed and said do this Rock of Love concept, but it’s not for me. I had just come out of this relationship, have two daughters and like my privacy. I’m not a recluse, but I like time with my kids. Three months later, VH1 came back and said you’re the one we want to do it. You throw a good party, you can hold half a conversation and still got a few brain cells left [Laughs].
How would you sum up your experience with this season’s girls? Michaels: I don’t know where they got the girls, but they were fun and crazy. The big flip of the show is I went in there to be the rock star who dates these girls, but in some sick twist, I became the voice of reason — which is really scary! It’s almost like I was the therapist and the girls were crazy rock stars.
So can you say if there was a solid connection with the winner of this upcoming finale? Michaels: I definitely felt love at the end of all three seasons. Or, 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.
In a new interview with VH1, Ashley from Rock of Love Bush talks about being eliminated, her feelings for Bret, her friendship with Farrah, those “lame” brunettes remaning on the show and being back with her son’s father.
How accurate was your portrayal on TV?
That was exactly me. I said how I felt. I talked about the people I talked about because that’s what I’d say about them in real life. Like, if I ever saw Natasha walking down the street, I’d say, “Wow. That’s a man.” Or, “Wow, Mindy really looks like a gopher.”
What about picking a fight with Marcia because she was brunette? Is that something you do in your daily life?
It wasn’t really that. Marcia was obnoxious and a really drunk, annoying person. She just happened to have brown hair, but even if she had blonde hair, I still would have made fun of her.
I don’t know if it played out differently in real time, but from what we saw on TV, it seemed like Bret gave you the opportunity to stay and you chose to eliminate yourself. Is that what happened?
I think Bret gave me the chance to stay, but at that point I was sober and I realized that I didn’t want to date Bret Michaels. I wasn’t drunk for that elimination like I was for all the other ones. I just wasn’t feeling him anymore, and it was like, if he wants to keep people like Taya, Mindy and Beverly around, why am I still here?
Did you feel like an endangered species as the last blonde standing?
Oh god, yes. I felt like killing myself. Seriously, if I didn’t leave, it wouldn’t have been good for my mental health being around those girls. They were just so lame. They seriously sat around and talked about pillows and cereal. Taya was crimping her hair. I didn’t think crimpers still existed. She had a crimper! That’s how I know she was 1986 prom queen. She was trying to say she was 27 or something. Yeah right. My mom had a crimper.
Did you find Taya to be as condescending as many of your peers did?
I think Taya was just there to rep Penthouse. I don’t know if Penthouse paid her. I don’t know what the deal is. I didn’t even think Penthouse still existed. I know it’s a strip club, but I didn’t think the magazine still existed. I think that she was there just trying put it back on the map.
VH1 will be taping the Rock of Love Bus Reunion show in Los Angeles during the afternoon of Thursday April 9, 2009. More details below -
Are you the ULTIMATE Rock of Love fan?
Do you know everything there is to know about these Bret and the girls? Why not put your knowledge to good use by attending the taping of the Rock of Love Bus Reunion?
You’ll get an opportunity to ask questions of your favorite cast members, hear them revisit good times and bad, and even be among the first to find out how things went for the girls after they left the show.
The taping will be held in Los Angeles during the afternoon of Thursday April 9, 2009. The taping is FREE but by invitation ONLY. So to secure your spot at what is gonna be one of the hottest reunions in VH1 history, write us at: ROLBusReunion@gmail.com.
In your email, please include the following information:
Your first name
Your age and sex
Your city of residence
Your contact numbers and email address
The names of the people that you will be bringing to the reunion as well as their age and sex (NOTE: we cannot reserve more than four seats for any one person)
Early respondents do have an edge, so get your response to us ASAP.
You will be contacted by a producer the week of April 2 if you are selected for the audience.
IMPORTANT NOTES: You must be over 18 to attend the taping and have your own transportation to the taping in Los Angeles. The production cannot provide lodging or transportation. THIS IS NOT A CONTEST. All audience members will be REQUIRED to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to being admitted to the audience.