POISON frontman Bret Michaels' attorney, Alex Weingarten, issued a statement on the singer's behalf on Friday, following the filing of Bret's lawsuit against the Tony Awards in conjunction with a mishap that occurred during the 2009 show, which resulted in a head injury for Michaels. The statement reads: "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 … Bret never wanted to file a lawsuit, but the Tony Awards have left us with no choice. They must be held accountable for almost killing Bret, and that is what we are going to do."
A copy of the lawsuit can be viewed as a PDF file at this location. The "try not to laugh" video can be viewed below.
Odd that the Tony's wouldn't have had a rehearsal for the segment (pssssttttt.... they did and Bret was a part of it) ...
Odd that the rest of the band hit their mark thus not having a piece of scenery drop on their faces.... Odd (or not so much) Bret stroked his ego by giving one last "play to the crowd" and missed his mark because of it... Odd that the stupid cowboy hat you wear to hide your baldness occluded your vision so you couldn't see the set piece dropping down (on time).