Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson was forced to abruptly cut short a concert in Houston, Texas last night, after collapsing during the early stages of a gig. He reportedly told the crowd that he was suffering with ‘heat poisoning’ prior to the collapse, during his cover of Eurtyhmics ‘Sweet Dreams.’ You can see fan footage of the incident below.
Manson is currently touring the US, co-headlining with Rob Zombie, who referenced Manson’s illness during his own set, telling the crowd that Manson wouldn’t be joining him onstage for their collaborative cover of the Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’.
“My dear friend Mr. Manson is feeling under the weather. He’s probably on the bus feeling like crap. I need a partner for the next song so let’s sing it really loud and make him feel better”, Zombie told the crowd.
Photographers at the gig were also reportedly told to leave the photo pit before Manson’s entry, as he didn’t want his photo taken while feeling ill.
Manson has taken to Twitter today to address the incident, thanking the Houston crowd for their sympathies and understanding following the incident.
Thanks Houston for being understanding. I ended up in doctor’s care, but I gave it my best and you guys were amazing.
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) August 20, 2018
The pair are scheduled to continue their ‘Twins of Evil: The Second Coming’ tour tonight, with a stop-off show in Denver, Colorado.
Manson also suffered onstage in 2017, when he was crushed after accidentally pulling down an onstage prop during a gig. The injury meant that he had to have a plate and 10 screws put into his fibula and another screw inserted in his ankle bone, leading to him having to cancel and reschedule several later tour dates.