Marilyn Manson’s recent show in Texas was cut short after just a handful of songs, with the shock rocker apparently collapsing onstage.
The last few months have been a little bit rough for Marilyn Manson. While the musician suffered from an ‘onstage meltdown’ back in February, he’s made headlines for a few more incidents as well, including telling a fan to remove his Avenged Sevenfold shirt, admitting to urinating in Korn’s catering, and performing at Coachella, despite apparently being banned from the fest.
However, Manson’s most recent show in Texas appears to be the latest in a run of bad luck for the rocker.
As the Houston Press reports, Marilyn Manson hit up the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a double-header performance alongside Rob Zombie. However, due to what is described as “horrible case of food poisoning”, Manson’s set was cut short after just four songs.
According to the Houston Press review of the show, photographers were cleared from the pit prior to Marilyn Manson taking the stage, explaining that he was feeling unwell and didn’t want to be photographed.
“When Manson finally came out to ‘Cruci-Fiction In Space’ he absolutely gave it his all,” the review explains. “He held on to the brass knuckled microphone attached to the stand, shouting his lungs out. There were very long breaks between songs with the stage blacked out. To borrow a line from his co-headliner, Manson proved he was more human than human by coming out and giving it literally everything his body could muster.”
“He was mostly stationary and visibly shaking at times while he braced himself with the microphone stand,” it continued. “Upon finishing ‘Sweet Dreams’ he collapsed on top of one of the monitors. Roadies could be seen on the side of the stage worriedly contemplating on whether or not to assist him.”
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Video of the incident (see below at the 3:40 mark) shows Manson seeming quite relieved to have finished performing the song, before collapsing as he attempts to walk off stage.
“Rumor has it that the sickness was caused when Manson took holy communion earlier in the day for the first time in 30 years,” the review concluded. “That’s not true; talk backstage speculated that it was a horrible case of food poisoning.”
Sadly, this isn’t the first bit of bad luck that Marilyn Manson has had while on the road in recent times, with the rocker being forced to pull out of an earlier show on his tour with Rob Zombie, citing an “unforeseen illness” as the reason.
Manson also suffered from a few injuries while performing in New York City last October, with a stage prop falling on him halfway through the gig. Strangely, his New York incident also happened during his cover of the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’. Maybe he should just stop performing that song live?
Check out Marilyn Manson’s ‘Cruci-Fiction In Space’:
Marilyn Manson @ Houston, Texas, USA 18/08/2018 Setlist
‘Cruci-Fiction In Space’
‘Angel With The Scabbed Wings’
‘This Is The New Shit’
‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’ (Eurythmics cover)