Marilyn Manson Collapses Onstage, Ends Show After Four Songs
Marilyn Manson's troubles on his co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie are continuing after the shock-rocker collapsed onstage last night in Texas and ended his set after four songs. As you can see in the fan-filmed video of "Sweet Dreams" below, Manson struggled to get through the song, propping himself up with his microphone stand. At around the 3:39 mark, you can see him let out one final yell, allow the mic stand to fall over and stumble backwards before collapsing.
In a review of the show by HoustonPress it was reported that photographers were asked to leave the pit area because Manson did not want to be photographed in the state he was in. "Food poisoning" is rumored to be the cause of his illness, although in a separate clip you can also see below, he claims to have "heat poisoning."
Just as the show was about to start the band’s tour manager escorted photographers from the pit and explained that Manson was feeling very ill and did not want his picture taken.
When Manson finally came out to “Cruci-Fiction In Space” he absolutely gave it his all. He held on to the brass knuckled microphone attached to the stand, shouting his lungs out. There were very long breaks between songs with the stage blacked out. To borrow a line from his co-headliner, Manson proved he was more human than human by coming out and giving it literally everything his body could muster. He was mostly stationary and visibly shaking at times while he braced himself with the microphone stand. Upon finishing “Sweet Dreams” he collapsed on top of one of the monitors. Roadies could be seen on the side of the stage worriedly contemplating on whether or not to assist him.
Their report also adds that Zombie addressed Manson during his set before playing their scheduled "Helter Skelter" duet. "My dear friend Mr. Manson is feeling under the weather. He’s probably on the bus feeling like crap. I need a partner for the next song so let’s sing it really loud and make him feel better."
The tour has an off-day today (Aug. 19), but will resume tomorrow in Denver, Colorado. It is currently unknown whether or not Manson will perform. Before this, Manson canceled his set in Toronto, Ontario just moments before he was scheduled to go on stage. A later date in New York was canceled due to flooding in the venue.
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