Bret Michaels performed with Poison at the 2009 Tony Awards and if you’ll recall, he was struck in the head by a set piece descending from above. The blow knocked him down, causing lip and nose injuries — and now he’s saying that was the culprit for his brain hemorrhage.
In the lawsuit, Bret claims that he had no instruction on how to safely exit the stage and when he did, he was smacked in the face by the set piece. He was also hospitalized over a broken nose and a cut lip.
Six months after the awards show, Bret suffered from a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage that almost claimed his life. In the lawsuit, his lawyer said, “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. Through his sheer will to live, to see his children grow up, he was able to survive this trauma.”
Tony Award producers have claimed that Bret missed his mark and offered no words of apology. He is suing for an unspecified figure.