During Marilyn Manson’s New York City show last night, a stage prop fell on him while he was performing his cover of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”
Manson made his way toward the back of the stage where there was a podium, framed by two giant fake pistols. Fan-filmed video from the concert shows Manson climbing the prop before it wobbled, after which it fell on him. The stage crew and his band members immediately rushed to lift the prop off of him. After a brief delay, the house lights came up and an announcer said that the show was being canceled “due to injury.”
He was taken to hospital but it was not yet known how serious his injuries were.
Yousif Al Zaid, 23, who was at the show in New York said: “It happened in the middle of his song Sweet Dreams. He performed it and all of a sudden he climbed on to the two guns … At end of the song he bent over holding one of the poles [on the prop] and tipped over. Then it all went silent and you could hear a pin drop. Everyone rushed to him and there were rumours he was dead. Then they brought out a stretcher and he was taken away.
“On my Twitter feed today people are saying he has only broken his leg or fractured his ankle, but there’s no official news yet. It’s crazy actually – when he fell they closed the curtain on the stage and dimmed the lights. They then escorted everyone out.”
He added: “It was really surreal to watch him play live. It was great but it was sad for it to end like that, was not really part of the plan.”