Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This news is not going to be music to the Tony Awards' ears. Former poison singer Bret Michaels is suing Tony Award Productions and CBS to name a few over an injury he sustained while performing at the Tony Awards back in 2009. Michaels sustained a serious head wound when he was hit in the face with part of a sign while exiting stage left. At the time, Michaels was treated for a broken nose and a busted lip. However, six months later, the rocker almost died from a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, which doctors believe was caused by the head-banging incident at the Tonys. In the suit, Michaels maintains, "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." Ironically, the Tony peeps insist that Michaels "missed his mark." One thing he's definitely not going to miss is the giant payday he'll likely receive for his health troubles.