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Published:March 26th, 2011 10:07 EST

Video: Bret Michaels Conked By Giant Piece Of Scenery, Sues Tony Awards

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Bret Michaels has filed a lawsuit against CBS and the Tony Awards in connection with his stage accident during the 2009 ceremony.

Michaels, best-known for his work with the rock group Poison, was hit in the head by an enormous piece of descending scenery and knocked to the ground right after he had finished performing a number during the telecast. Video of the incident quickly made its way around the Internet." Read More 


What was a rocker doing performing at the Tony Awards which recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre? That`s like Rush Limbaugh giving the keynote address at a NAACP convention.

The Tony Awards show has a niche audience. I bet more people viewed that video of Michaels getting conked in the head, than watched the telecast of the awards show.

I`m glad Michaels is suing CBS and the Tony Awards, that`s what they get for booking a wild rocker for the hoity-toity Tony Awards.

Michaels was hospitalized in April 2010, and his physicians found a hemorrhage and subsequent stroke.

In my opinion Michaels has an excellent case, and I hope he wins.

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