A video that shows Marilyn Manson toppling on stage after two large fake pistols fell on him has gone viral.
The accident took place Saturday night as the iconic and controversial artist, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, was performing the hit song “Sweet Dreams” during a concert at the Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
The “Slutgarden” artist is currently on the North American leg of his Heaven Upside Down tour.
According to concertgoers, the “Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag” singer attempted to crawl on the stage props when they suddenly started shaking and eventually collapsed on him and crushing the artist to the ground.
Several people including staff members, EMT workers, and fans ran to Manson’s aide, but it took about 5 minutes to free him from the enormous pistols.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital; the good news is that pictures and videos that surfaced online showed Manson conscious and even sitting up on the stretchers.
A rep for the entertainer told Fox, “that the severity of Marilyn Manson’s injuries was not known.”
A reporter from the Daily Variety had more details about the accident.
He explained: “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital..a source said that Manson should be fine.”
It has been a week of injuries for Manson. The night before he had a show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he explained that he was in pain.
He told his fans: “I just broke my ankle, but it’s okay because [opening act] Alice Glass is going to fill in for me. Come on; you can do it. I told you I’d break my ankle because the tour manager is a fascist.”
Fans and foes are on social media commenting on the breaking story.
One said: “That’s what happens when you worship the devil lmao.”
A loving fan wrote: “I just heard the news, get well soon Manson I love you. velvetcoke#marilynmanson #90s #quote #lb.”
A third commenter stated: “I should’ve gone; I feel sorry for him. He was crushed by a stage prop tonight he was severely injured tonight on stage.”
A fourth supporter, who was worried, shared: “Stage props trying to kill Manson wtf? Is this fake?Did you see the video? The thing collapsed because he was trying to get on top of them or something.”
The concert was canceled after the accident, and it is not known if he will reschedule it when he is feeling better.