Rocker Marilyn Manson Crushed by Stage Props During Performance

Industrial rocker Marilyn Manson was taken to a New York City hospital after an accident involving a stage prop forced an early ending to his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday night, September 30.

Less than an hour into his set Manson was in the middle of delivering a performance of his popular “Sweet Dreams” Eurythmics cover when he walked over to two giant guns adorning the set and grabbed the scaffold joining them, causing the prop to fall on top of him. The band would momentarily continue to play, but they halted the music upon noticing their leader laid out under the heavy steel.

Crew members would rush over and lift the pistols off of Manson, but he’d remain on the ground for close to 15 minutes until he was brought off on a stretcher by a team of emergency medical technicians.

 

Manson was later checked into a hospital. The extent of his injuries has thus far gone unreported. Saturday’s accident was the second in two days for Manson, who kicked off a month-long Fall tour set to conclude on October 28. On Friday he suffered an ankle injury while performing “Beautiful People” in Pittsburgh.

“I just broke my ankle, but it’s okay because, opening act, Alice Glass is going to fill in for me. Come on, you can do it. I told you I’d break my ankle because the tour manager is a fascist,” Manson reportedly told the crowd, after walking towards the front of the stage, hopping off to engage fans and then climbing back up.

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