His current tour is “on pause” as a result.
Marilyn Manson’s tour is “on pause” after a large stage prop fell on and injured the singer Saturday night during his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
Numerous videos taken by audience members showed the prop falling on the shock rocker as he was performing “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” his cover of the Eurythmics’ 1983 hit, partway through his concert at the historic Manhattan music venue.
As Manson finished a verse, he appeared to turn to face a tall scaffolding – with two oversize props shaped like guns attached to it – at the back of the stage. Soon, the entire structure began tipping over onto Manson, who tried to shield himself with his right hand.
Crew members quickly rushed on stage to lift the prop back up and check on the singer. Videos of the incident captured a surreal scene, with some audience members gasping and others continuing to rock out; the band played on for several measures even after Manson went down. In one video, a few fans could be heard shouting encouragement at Manson to get back up.
Manson’s publicist did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Sunday afternoon.
“Manson suffered an injury towards the end of his incredible NYC show,” a representative for the singer told Rolling Stone shortly after the show. “He is being treated at a local hospital.”
According to the magazine, Manson lay on the stage for several minutes, as workers yelled for ice to be brought out.
The rest of the show was canceled, according to several who posted about it on social media. Manson had just last week launched his “Heaven Upside Down” tour to promote his tenth studio album, to be officially released on Oct. 6. The Hammerstein Ballroom concert was his third stop on the tour, which was set to end Dec. 9 at the Wembley Arena in London.
An Instagram post Sunday morning from Tyler Bates, Manson’s guitarist, indicated the tour would be on hold after the incident.
“Heading home,” Bates wrote in the caption. “Manson will be back in action soon.”
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Story by Amy B. Wang
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