Bret Michaels hsa filed a lawsuit against CBS and Tony Award Productions claiming producers are to blame for the rocker's 2009 on-stage injury because they failed to tell him how to exit the stage safely.

The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, states that Michaels specifically asked producers if they had any instructions about where he should or should not stand during any portion of his performance. They told him he should simply exit from the stage rear after he was done, according to the documents.

During the opening number on telecast, Michaels suffered a fractured nose and split lip after he was hit by a large sign descending from the ceiling following Poison's performance of "Nothin' But a Good Time" with the "Rock of Ages" cast.