After taking a fall in Pittsburgh on Friday night and telling the audience that he "broke his ankle", alt-metal legend Marilyn Manson was more seriously injured the next night in NY when a large stage prop fell on top of him.
Numerous videos taken by audience members showed the prop falling on the shock rocker as he was performing "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", his cover of the Eurythmics' 1983 hit, partway through his concert at the historic Manhattan music venue. In the middle of a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, a set piece (two larger-than-life revolvers) collapsed on Manson, who was rushed to the hospital.
"The Dope Show" singer issued a statement Sunday that said his October 2-14 shows will be rescheduled.
Unfortunately, reports confirmed Monday that Manson will not be able to push through with nine following concert tours due to his injuries.
"Marilyn Manson is being forced to cancel several of his October dates on his forthcoming USA tour", the singer's rep said in a statement.
Eyewitnesses from the concert, which took place at Hammerstein Ballroom, said the singer lay on stage for around 15 minutes before he was taken away on a stretcher. One of the witnesses, 23-year-old Yousif Al Zaid, revealed that Manson "bent over holding one of the poles [found on the gun prop] and tipped over". Existing tickets will be honored at the rescheduled shows, which have not yet been announced. "Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow", the rep. continued.
REUTERS/Gus RuelasMusician Marilyn Manson arrives at the premiere of the new season of HBO's series "Eastbound & Down" in Los Angeles, California, September 27, 2013.