"Bret has performed live, with POISON or solo, for over 20 years and on a daily basis is around pyro, lasers and a moving light show. He understands that there is always an element of risk in any live performance, but Bret entrusts his safety to the crew, whose job it is to make sure the show goes off without a hitch," the statement continues. "However, in this situation Bret was not on his stage but was at the mercy of the Tonys. He was performing on the Tonys stage and had the reasonable expectation that that safety of the artist was a priority, and at no time did he do anything over-the-top or outlandish that would have put himself or others in a dangerous situation."
For some reason, the bolded part makes me laugh. "At the mercy of the Tonys." As if the Tonys are some malevolent force that must be bowed down to.
"Oh great Tonys, yea, I am at your mercy...what hath I done to offend thee that thou wouldst make me smack my head into a piece of scenery?"
In a lengthy statement released late Tuesday, Michaels' representatives blasted the Tonys for dismissing the incident. "I feel had this incident happened to Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton or Elton John, the Tonys would have at least issued a letter of concern."
Liza Minnelli would have taken care of matters herself and kicked some stagehand butt!
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