Bret Michaels

Settles Head Banging Lawsuit

5/15/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The lawsuit over a smack to the head that nearly caused Bret Michaels his life has settled.

The mishap occurred during Bret's Tony Awards performance back in 2009, when a set piece whacked him in the head. Bret suffered a busted lip, a broken nose and brain bleeding. The following year, Bret nearly bought the farm after suffering a brain hemorrhage and warning stroke.

Bret sued producers of the Tony Awards as well as CBS. The terms of the settlement are confidential.