Update: TMZ reports that Manson’s onstage collapse was simply a result of a nasty bout with the flu. Manson was taken back to his hotel to recover after the show and still hopes to play Feb. 8’s concert in Calgary.
Goth-rocker Marilyn Manson collapsed onstage Wednesday night (Feb. 6) an hour into a performance at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s TCU Place.
According to reports, Manson was a minute into his band’s 1996 hit “The Beautiful People” when the shock-rocker “stopped singing, turned to the side… and keeled over on the stage.”
Once it became apparent the incident was not a planned part of the show, Manson’s band stopped playing and stagehands rushed to the singer’s aid. He was eventually helped offstage.
A review in the StarPhoenix, Saskatoon’s daily newspaper, paints the scene.
- “It was dark and creepy, but so much fun – from the costume changes to the moment where he threw a birthday cake into the crowd. Then it all ended rather abruptly with an encore of ‘The Beautiful People,’ where the 44-year-old rocker barely sang and then collapsed on stage. Maybe it was more theatre, but it did seem strange when four roadies dragged him offstage. The house lights went up after just an hour, a very loud, sometimes sublimely odd, hour.”
There were also reports Manson vomited onstage, which have not been confirmed. Currently, no further details are known of his condition.
Billboard has reached out to Manson’s rep and awaits a response.
He’s scheduled for tour dates across Canada and the Western U.S. through Feb. 23, though those performances are clearly in doubt.
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