Bret Michaels Settles Lawsuit Against CBS and Tony Awards

News   Bret Michaels Settles Lawsuit Against CBS and Tony Awards Bret Michaels, who performed with the cast of the Tony-nominated Best Musical Rock of Ages at the 2009 Tony Awards, has settled his lawsuit against CBS and the organizers of the Tony Awards, according to the Associated Press.

Michaels, as previously reported, suffered an injury when a set piece descended on him following his Tony performance.

Those watching the opening number of the 2009 Tony Awards may have noticed a backdrop descend on the rock singer as he finished his song. His lawsuit had stated that "Michaels was never told that the scenery piece would be descending or given any warning of the existence of the dangers it presented."

The lawsuit also claimed that the singer continued to deal with the effects of the injury, including brain bleeding that required hospitalization.

Details of the settlement between Michaels and the organizers of the Tony Awards remain confidential. In a statement Michaels' attorney, Alex Weingarten, said, "Mr. Michaels would like to thank his fans for their continued support."

A joint statement released by CBS and the Tonys simply said that “an amicable resolution” had been reached. *

Attorney Weingarten previously said that the performer had tried to resolve the issue without filing a lawsuit but was unsuccessful. "They must be held accountable for almost killing Bret, and that is what we are going to do," Weingarten wrote in his statement.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 2009 Tony Awards June 7, 2009, at Radio City Music Hall.

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