Marilyn Manson has postponed the remaining 13 dates of his current US tour after he was injured onstage on Saturday night (September 30) during his set at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. He is now recuperating in Los Angeles.
Ironically, the shock rocker was midway through a cover of Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ (Are Made Of This)’ when he began to climb two huge pistol props at the back of the stage. The pistols then collapsed on top of him.
Crew and members rushed to lift the props off the injured singer. It is understood that he lay on the stage for several minutes until the house lights came on and the crowd was told that the gig was over “due to injury”.
A statement from the singer’s rep said: “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital.”
A new statement from Marilyn Manson’s people has confirmed the postponement of some of his US dates: “The shows from Boston, October 2 through Houston, October 14 will be rescheduled for a later date. Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow.”
The band’s Heaven Upside Down tour only started last Thursday (September 28). Manson’s album of the same name – his tenth – is released this Friday, October 6.
Marilyn Manson then returns to the UK in December for dates in Manchester, Glasgow. Wolverhampton, Newport and London.
Marilyn Manson plays:
04 - Manchester, O2 Apollo
05 - Glasgow, O2 Academy
06 - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
08 - Newport, Centre
09 - London, SSE Arena Wembley