Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Bret Michaels sues Tony Awards

Bret Michaels is suing American TV network CBS Broadcasting and the organisers of the Tony Awards

Bret Michaels is suing American TV network CBS Broadcasting and the organisers of the Tony Awards over a 2009 mishap that resulted in him being hit in the head by a set piece.

The Poison frontman claimed the accident contributed to a brain haemorrhage that nearly killed him.

His lawsuit claims he continues to deal with effects from the injury and brain bleeding that left him in hospital last year.

"Through his sheer will to live, to see his children grow up, Michaels was able to survive this trauma," his lawsuit states.

Brett and Poison performed at the Tony Awards in June 2009 and the singer suffered a split lip and broken nose when he was hit by a piece of scenery.

He claims show organisers never explained that the set would be changing after the band performed, Nothin' But a Good Time.

He also claims the show could have prevented the incident from airing on television, but chose not to.

Footage of the accident quickly became a viral hit on the internet, and Bret's lawsuit claims clips have been viewed more than 27 million times on YouTube.

Bret was hospitalised in April 2010 and doctors found he had a brain haemorrhage and he later suffered a warning stroke, which the musician says nearly killed him.

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