Thursday 19 October 2017

Marilyn Manson forced to cancel nine shows after accident with stage prop during New York concert

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson
Singer/musician Marilyn Manson. Photo: AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Marilyn Manson has been forced to cancel nine shows after an accident with a stage prop during a concert in New York.

He was due to perform in the US and Europe with dates in the UK scheduled for December.

However, an official statement said, "Marilyn Manson is being forced to cancel several of his October dates on his forthcoming US tour.

"He was treated for the injury at a local hospital and will be recuperating at home in Los Angeles.

"The shows from Boston, 2 October through Houston, 14 October will be rescheduled for a later date. Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow."

The artist was performing a cover of Eurythmics hit 'Sweet Dreams' at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattaan when he tried to climb a large set piece.

Video of the incident shows the prop toppling over on top of Manson to the horror of fans.

People lifted the prop from on top of him but Manson (48) remained trapped on stage for 15 minutes before being taken to hospital.

Eyewitness Anthony Biscardi told the BBC that fans at the concert “instantly freaked out”.

“He was performing the song Sweet Dreams. Towards the middle of the song it seemed as though he tried climbing on to a prop,” he said.

“The first touch of weight on those poles and it came crashing down on to him.”

He added: “He was pretty limp, almost as though he was unconscious.”

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