During Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson‘s August 18 co-headlining show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX, Mr. Manson ended his set early after collapsing onstage due to food poisoning.
Houston Press reports:
“There were very long breaks between songs with the stage blacked out. To borrow a line from his co-headliner [Rob Zombie], 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.
“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.
“Rumor has it that the sickness was caused when Manson took holy communion earlier in the day for the first time in 30 years. That’s not true; talk backstage speculated that it was a horrible case of food poisoning.”
The source also reports that Rob Zombie played his usual set, telling the crowd about Manson:
“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. This is ‘Helter Skelter’.”