Bret Michaels Won't Sue Tony Awards

Bret Michaels Won't Sue Tony Awards
Bret Michaels
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updated 06/17/2009 at 05:00 PM EDT

originally published 06/17/2009 05:00PM

Rock of Love star Bret Michaels describes his Tony Awards accident in one way: "I got my bell rung!"

"All in all, I'd like to think I feel okay," the Poison frontman, 46, tells PEOPLE. "But I got to be honest with you, I feel pretty beat up."

During the opening number on the June 7 telecast of Broadway's biggest night, Michaels suffered a fractured nose and split lip after he was hit by a large sign descending from the ceiling following Poison's performance with the Rock of Ages cast.

"I want to make very clear to everybody that – first and foremost – I was honored to be asked to be at the Tonys. 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," Michaels says. "There's no lawsuit. I'm not doing any of that. I'm taking the high road."

He has other things to focus on, he says. Poison kicks off their tour with Def Leppard on June 23. And his tell-all book, Roses & Thorns, hits bookstores late this summer.

In the meantime, Michaels is still enjoying the company of VH1's Rock of Love season-three winner, Taya Parker.

"We're dating, we're having fun, we'll see what happens," Michaels says. "It's not exclusive, but we're dating and having a great time."

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