LOS ANGELES (AP) —  Bret Michaels has sued CBS and the organizers of the Tony Awards over a 2009 mishap that the rocker claims led to a life-threatening brain injury.

The Poison frontman is suing over being hit in the head by a set piece after performing at the awards show.

He claims show organizers 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, but chose not to.

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

Phone and e-mail messages to spokespeople for the Tonys and CBS were not immediately returned.

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Comments (2)
  1. eddie van halen says:

    Sue ’em till thier walking funny bret!

  2. get that money Bret says:

    smoke 2 joints and call me in the morning

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