Bret Michaels sues The Tonys/CBS for 2009 accident.
Soon after this still shot – Bret was flat on his back, with a face full of stage props.
Bret Michaels blames the 2009 Tony Awards for causing the brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him … after he was whacked in the head by a piece of scenery while performing on the show.
Michaels has filed a lawsuit against Tony Award Productions, CBS and others … blaming producers for not instructing him on how to safely exit the stage after his performance was over … because while he tried to exit, he was "smacked" in the face by a piece of the set.
In the suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Michaels claims he had to be hospitalized for a broken nose and a cut lip.
Six months after the awards, Bret nearly died from a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage — and the rocker insists it was NO coincidence.
In his suit, Michaels claims, "One of the most common causes of this type of hemorrhage is head trauma — exactly like the one Michaels suffered at the hands of the Tony Awards."
Michaels notes, "Through his sheer will to live, to see his children grow up, [he] was able to survive this trauma."
Bret says producers have "failed and refused" to remedy the situation … and even blamed him for the mishap at the Tony Awards, claiming he "missed his mark."
Michaels is suing for unspecified damages. A rep for the Tonys had no comment.
Article from TMZ