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Poison's Bret Michaels settles over Tony Awards injury

Bret Michaels and CC DeVille at the 2009 Tony Awards
Image caption Bret Michaels (right) thanked his fans for their support following the accident

Rock singer Bret Michaels has reached a settlement with the organisers of the Tony Awards after suing them over an on-stage accident at the 2009 ceremony.

Michaels was hit on the head by a piece of the set after his band Poison had performed.

He said it contributed to the brain haemorrhage that left him in a critical condition in hospital in April 2010.

He has now reached a confidential deal with the Tonys and the CBS TV network, which broadcast the show.

He claimed that Tony Awards producers did not warn him there would be a set change after he had performed, and said CBS "added insult to injury" by airing the footage.

The lawsuit said the impact broke his nose and also caused brain bleeding.

"Mr Michaels would like to thank his fans for their continued support," Michaels' lawyer Alex Weingarten wrote in a statement.

Representatives for CBS and the Tonys released a joint statement saying "an amicable resolution" had been reached but no further details would be released.

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