Marilyn Manson cancels shows after onstage injury
Marilyn Manson has cancelled nine upcoming shows as he continues to recover after being injured by a falling stage prop over the weekend.
The This Is Halloween hitmaker was performing a cover of the Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams during his gig at the New York Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday (Sept. 30), when he tried to climb a podium onstage, framed by a pair of giant gun motifs (watch the video at the end of the article).
The metal structure wobbled under the singer’s weight, prompting him to fall backwards, then it gave way and fell on top of him, as the band played on. The music stopped only when they realised Manson was seriously injured since he wasn’t getting back up.
He was taken offstage on a stretcher, prompting the show to be cut short, and his representative subsequently confirmed Manson had been treated in hospital.
Manson had only kicked off his Heaven Upside Down Tour in Maryland on Wednesday (Sept. 27) and now he will be forced to take the next two weeks off to recuperate at his home in Los Angeles. The affected shows include gigs in Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Toronto, Canada and Houston, Texas.
All this makes us think that Manson’s injuries are more severe than initially reported, but no specifics beyond the initial incident have been confirmed. Moreover, it is not yet known if the scrapped concerts will be rescheduled.
You can have a look at what happened at the New York Hammerstein Ballroom below.