Marilyn Manson was nearing the end of his set at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Saturday when a large stage prop fell forward, crushing the artist and sending him to a hospital. Rolling Stone says the singer has sustained an injury and is forced to postpone his next nine stops on the Heaven Upside Down Tour.
Manson, 48, was performing his rendition of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” when he made his way toward the back of the stage, where a prop resembling two giant pistols fell forward onto him. Some concert-goers say he was attempting to climb the prop when it fell. The stage crew lifted the fixture off of Manson, who reportedly laid on the stage for up to 15 minutes before EMT workers arrived to assist him onto a stretcher and off stage. Stage lights came on shortly after, and an announcement was made that the concert would be cut short due to injury.
Manson’s publicist declined to comment on whether the singer was still in the hospital, but said that he “was treated for the injury at a local hospital and will be recuperating at home in Los Angeles.” He added, “The shows from Boston, October 2 through Houston, October 14 will be rescheduled for a later date. Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow.” The severity of Manson’s injuries were not disclosed.
The postponed tour dates are in Boston, MA, Huntington, NY, Toronto, ON, Camden, NJ, Columbus, OH, Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, Kansas City, MO, and Houston, TX. Existing tickets will be honored at the rescheduled shows, which have not yet been announced. Manson is set to resume the tour on October 15 in Grand Prairie, TX, which then spans the west coast before heading to Europe and the UK at the end of the year.