Bret Michaels blames 2009 Tony Awards for causing brain hemorrhage

Updated: Mar 26, 2011, 17:40 PM IST

Washington: Bret Michaels has filed a lawsuit against Tony Award Productions and CBS for his stage mishap at the 2009 awards, where the rock singer slammed his head against a stage prop that descended from the ceiling.

The rocker blamed producers for not instructing him on how to safely exit the stage after his performance was over.

In the suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Michaels claimed he had to be hospitalized for a broken nose and a cut lip.

Six months after the awards, the singer nearly died from a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage and the rocker insists it was no coincidence.

"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," TMZ quoted him as saying the suit.

"Through his sheer will to live, to see his children grow up, [he] was able to survive this trauma." Michaels added.

Michaels said producers have "failed and refused" to remedy the situation and even blamed him for the mishap at the Tony Awards, claiming he "missed his mark."

Michaels is suing for unspecified damages.

ANI