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Bret Michaels settles case over 2009 Tonys injury

Musician Bret Michaels poses in the press room during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas.
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Bret Michaels poses in the press room during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, 2011, in Las Vegas.
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(CBS/AP) Bret Michaels and organizers of the Tony Awards have settled a lawsuit filed by the rocker after a 2009 incident in which he was hit in the head with a set piece and suffered injuries that he claimed contributed to a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him.

The confidential settlement also covers Michaels' claims against CBS Broadcasting, which aired the show and the mishap. The Poison frontman blamed the network for airing the moment, which became a viral video watched by tens of millions of people online. He also claims Tony Awards producers never warned him there would be a set change after he and his band performed "Nothin' But a Good Time."

The whack initially left Michaels with a busted lip and broken nose but also caused brain bleeding, the lawsuit claimed. He was hospitalized in April 2010, and doctors found he had a brain hemorrhage and he later suffered a warning stroke, which the musician says nearly killed him.

 "Mr. Michaels would like to thank his fans for their continued support," Michaels' attorney Alex Weingarten said in a statement. He also said details of the settlement would not be released.

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