Bret Michaels Settles Suit Against Tonys
By KRISTA WICK
May 14, 2012
Bret Michaels and organizers of the Tony Awards have just put an end to a year-long suit filed by the rocker.
The settlement, which has been deemed confidential, concerns an injury suffered during the Poison frontman's 2009 performance on the show that allegedly caused a brain hemorrhage months later, nearly killing him. The incident was televised live and soon became a viral hit on the internet.
Michaels' dispute with the Tony Awards -- which has previously denied wrongdoing in the incident -- was that the show's producers did not inform him how to safely exit the stage following his performance.
The rocker's attorney, Alex Weingarten, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the suit, thanking fans "for their continued support" in a statement on his client's behalf.