A spokesperson for Michaels told The New York Times that Michaels was sent for X-rays but suffered only minor injuries, including bruises on his nose and lips.
His spokesperson said that following the incident Michaels joked, "I'm a trooper. I've gotten hit by harder things." In fact, the famed singer watched the rest of the Tony Awards program before heading to the doctor.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 2009 Tony Awards June 7 at Radio City Music Hall. Following the opening number, Harris joked that Michaels' run-in with the scenery gave "a whole new meaning to headbanging."