Rocker and former Poison frontman Bret Michaels has filed a lawsuit agains the Tony Awards, stating that a near-fatal brain hemmorhage that he suffered is related to the injuries he received at the 2009 ceremony.
According to TMZ, the suit states that "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."
In the highly publicized incident, after a performance on June 7th, 2009, Michaels turned to exit the stage and was struck in the head by a descending half-ton stage prop; it swept him off his feet causing contusions to his face and knocking him to the ground. On April 22, 2010, Michaels was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
POISON appeared with the cast of "Rock of Ages", the jukebox musical about an aspiring rock group on the Sunset Strip. The American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2009 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network.