Marilyn Manson Hospitalized After Concert Fall
Singer climbed onto gun prop, fell, and it fell on him, ending show
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 1, 2017 7:01 AM CDT
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In his May, 8, 2017, file photo, Marilyn Manson arrives at the world premiere of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Marilyn Manson's representative says the singer was injured in a mishap on stage during a New York City performance and taken to a hospital, reports the AP. Variety reports that Manson was performing a cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" when he began to climb a concert prop—two large handguns joined by scaffolding—causing it to wobble. Manson fell backward and the prop fell on him. The house and stage lights went off for several minutes and came back on with an announcer saying the show was over "due to injury." It was not immediately clear whether any of Manson's concert dates will be postponed due to the injury.

One concertgoer tells the Guardian: "All of a sudden he climbed onto the two guns ... At end of the song he bent over holding one of the poles [on the prop] and tipped over. Then it all went silent and you could hear a pin drop. Everyone rushed to him and there were rumours he was dead. Then they brought out a stretcher and he was taken away. ... It was really surreal to watch him play live. It was great but it was sad for it to end like that, was not really part of the plan."

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