Marilyn Manson Collapses on Stage, Cuts Concert Short
Marilyn Manson’s tumultuous year continues. Since just last October, the shock rocker has:
- Been forced to cancel nine shows and two festival appearances after being crushed by a stage prop mid-show.
- Parted ways with longtime bassist and songwriter Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White following allegations of rape.
- Stormed out of a show after losing his shit on stage.
- Been accused by the actress Charlene Yi of sexual harassment and racism.
- Cancelled at least one show on his current co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie because he may or may not have had the flu and/or gotten arrested.
And that’s just the really serious stuff — it doesn’t even get into the usual Manson shenanigans, like bringing some poor kid up on stage to make him take off his Avenged Sevenfold shirt, or claiming to have urinated in Korn’s food, or pointing a gun at an audience just a day after another mass shooting, or finding time to cover and ruin not just one but two classic songs. Somewhere in there he may have also released a new album. I honestly can’t remember at this point.
ANYWAY, the latest Manson fiasco, as reported by The PRP:
“Marilyn Manson cancelled his performance in The Woodlands, TX last night some five songs into the set. Manson was seen struggling throughout the show, at one point collapsing onstage during his cover of the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).’ Manson addressed his health earlier in the set, blaming it on ‘heat poisoning’ during the intro to ‘This Is The New Shit.'”
You can watch video below, natch.
Manson, for whatever it’s worth, continues to claim he was ill:
“Thanks Houston for being understanding. I ended up in doctor’s care, but I gave it my best and you guys were amazing.”
Taken on its own, one’s reaction to this incident might very well be “Life happens” — we all get sick from time to time, right? But like I said, in context, this is just the latest in a recent series of events that, taken together, suggest something is amiss. Even by Manson standards, this is a whole lotta drama in not very much time. Hopefully, he’s not gonna go too far down this very Wes Scantlin-y path.
Thanks Houston for being understanding. I ended up in doctor’s care, but I gave it my best and you guys were amazing.
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) August 20, 2018