Bret Michaels suffered minor injuries when his tour bus hit a herd of deer Friday morning.

The deer suffered more than minor injuries.

The 50-year-old Poison frontman was traveling between Abilene, Texas, and Biloxi, Miss., when the accident occurred, according to Celebuzz.

"Except for some bumps and bruises I am thankful there were no serious injuries," Michaels said. "It is unfortunate for the deer, but thankfully due to modern RV technology and a steel firewall we are all OK. I have every intention to make tonight's show in Biloxi and the tour will continue."

It wasn't known whether the deer were on tour as well.

Michaels has experienced his share of near-death experiences. He suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in April 2010.

The report says Michaels and his driver, who is also his head of security, suffered minor cuts and bruises. The deer weren't so lucky.

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JUNE 22 IN HISTORY

Saturday is June 22, the 173rd day of 2013. There are 192 days left in the year.

1611: English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers aboard the Discovery; their fate remains unknown.

1870: The United States Department of Justice was created.

1911: Britain's King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

1937: Joe Louis began his reign as world heavyweight boxing champion by knocking out Jim Braddock in the eighth round of their fight in Chicago.

1938: Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium.

1940: During World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.

1943: Federal troops put down race-related rioting in Detroit that claimed more than 30 lives.

1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the "GI Bill of Rights."

1962: Air France Flight 117, a Boeing 707, crashed while on approach to Guadeloupe, killing all 113 people on board.

1970: President Richard Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

1977: John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. (He was released 19 months later.)

1988: Gay rights activist Leonard Matlovich, discharged from the U.S. Air Force because of his homosexuality, died at age 44.

1993: Former first lady Pat Nixon died in Park Ridge, N.J., at age 81.

2003: Iraq re-entered the world oil market with its first shipment of crude since the U.S.-led invasion, but sabotage and looting along its largest pipeline delayed the flow of freshly pumped oil.

2008: Anthony Bologna and his sons, Michael and Matthew, were shot to death in a San Francisco intersection. (Police said the suspected gunman, Edwin Ramos, mistook the Bolognas for rival gang members; Ramos was later sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in prison without possibility of parole after being convicted of three counts of first-degree murder.) Acerbic standup comedian and satirist George Carlin died in Santa, Monica, Calif., at age 71.

2012: Ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury in Bellefonte, Pa., on 45 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years. (Sandusky is appealing a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence.) Monsignor William Lynn, a Roman Catholic church official in Philadelphia, was convicted of child endangerment but acquitted of conspiracy in a groundbreaking clergy-abuse trial, becoming the first U.S. church official convicted of a crime for mishandling abuse claims. (Lynn was sentenced to three to six years in prison.) Heavily armed Taliban gunmen stormed a lakeside hotel near Kabul, killing 18 people during a 12-hour rampage.

BIRTHDAYS

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., (80), singer-actor Kris Kristofferson (77), musician Todd Rundgren (65), actress Meryl Streep (64), actress Lindsay Wagner (64), singer Alan Osmond (64), pop singer Cyndi Lauper (60), actor Bruce Campbell (55), environmental activist Erin Brockovich (53), author Dan Brown (49), TV personality Carson Daly (40), actor Donald Faison (39).

-- Associated Press