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Bret Michaels settles lawsuit with the Tonys for 2009 stage incident.

Bret Michaels settles lawsuit with the Tonys for 2009 stage incident.

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Bret Michaels just after the accident he sustained after 2009 Tony’s incident

 

 

Bret Michaels, Tonys settle 2009 mishap lawsuit

By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

Remember back in 2009 when Bret Michaels was hit in the head with a piece of the Tony Awards set?

He suffered injuries that he included a broken nose and busted lip, and said the bonk on the head contributed to a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him. Now the rocker and the Tonys, along with CBS, which aired the show, have settled the lawsuit.

The Poison frontman blamed the network for airing the moment, which became a viral video watched by tens of millions of people online, and claimed Tony Awards producers never warned him there would be a set change after he and his band performed Nothin’ But a Good Time.

Michaels’ attorney Alex Weingarten said details of the settlement would not be released. "Mr. Michaels would like to thank his fans for their continued support," he wrote in a statement.

Michaels sued in March 2011 in Los Angeles, but a judge later moved the case to New York City. The agreement came after a mediation session was held on Friday, reports AP.

Representatives for CBS and the Tonys released a joint statement saying that "an amicable resolution" had been reached but no further details would be released.

Article courtesy of the USAToday

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