Bret Michales Files Lawsuit Against the Tony Awards

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It's one of the funniest videos on record. But, to Bret Michaels, what happened in June 2009 is no laughing matter.

The rocker took to the Tony Awards' stage two years ago, sang alongside the Rock of Ages cast - and then knocked himself silly against a piece of scenery. Relive the dangerous/unfortunate/hilarious incident below:

Yesterday, Michaels filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Tony Award Productions, CBS and others for unspecified damages, claiming producers failed to instruct him how to properly exit the stage following this performance.

Bret was treated for a broken nose and cut lip at the scene, and the suit says his brain injury months later was due to this mishap. Reads the document:

"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."


Every time I think people are basically decent, all I have to do is look at comments like these to know that they aren't. Whether Michaels is right or not to sue, why do one have to personally attack him? He may be right--he may be wrong-but why call him names and wish "they had dropped something heavier."


This makes sense to me. I'm surprised it took so long. He has never appeared to be litigious, and this seems to be a direct connection. He's been through a lot, and just because many are jealous of him for his successes, doesn't mean he shouldn't have compensation!


It wasn't all the drugs and alcohol he used that caused the brain malfunction. Not to mention his not watching where he was going. Just sayin'!


Every time I think I have seen the limits to Bret's sissy behavior, I get reminded to never say never. The dummy was show boating on stage and not looking where he was going. I really don't see how that is the fault of anybody else but his monster ego. They should have dropped something heavier.


Good luck suing the Tony Awards, dumb ass!


Bret Michaels Biography

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Butler, Pennsylvania
Full Name
Bret Michael Sychak