Nearly two years ago, Bret Michaels performed at the Tony Awards, an event that was notable only because it concluded with Michaels getting knocked down by a descending set piece. And now, a mere 21 months later, Michaels is suing the Tonys. Hey, his nose was totally scraped!
The Poison frontman’s lawsuit claims he continues to deal with effects from the injury and brain bleeding that left him hospitalized last year.
He claims show organizers never explained that the set would be changing after the band performed, “Nothin’ But a Good Time.” He also claims the show could have prevented the incident from airing, but chose not to.
“The Tony Awards dropped a piece of the stage on Bret’s head, and then instead of doing the right thing, joked about it and played it off for ratings,” Michaels’ attorney Alex Weingarten wrote in a statement. [Yahoo/AP]
In CBS’s defense, it was pretty damn hilarious the way Michaels’s stupid cowboy hat went flying off. Let’s watch it again, shall we?
Man, that never gets old. My favorite part is when he gets hit and falls down.