Poison frontman Bret Michaels has settled a lawsuit he brought against CBS Broadcasting in which he claimed an accident at the 2009 Tony Awards contributed to a brain hemorrhage and later a stroke which nearly killed him. The details of the settlement are confidential according to Michaels’ attorney Alex Weingarten.
During the 2009 Tony Awards show, a set piece hit him in the head while performing. He suffered a broken nose, busted lip, and bleeding in the brain. In April 2010, he was hospitalized after a brain hemorrhage was discovered, and he later suffered a warning stroke. The lawsuit claimed producers of the Tony Awards did not inform the band a set change would be taking place after their performance.
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