Sunday, August 19, 2018

VIDEO: Marilyn Manson collapses on stage in Houston

Marilyn Manson collapsed on stage during an August 18 performance in Houston, TX before ending his show after just five songs on the Twins Of Evil tour with Rob Zombie, and video of the incident has surfaced online.

According to The Houston Press, Manson's tour manager escorted photographers from the pit prior to the start of his set at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, explaining that the singer was feeling very ill and did not want his picture taken.

The paper notes Manson remained “mostly stationary and visibly shaking at times while he braced himself with the microphone stand” during the abbreviated five-song set, which included very long breaks between songs with the stage blacked out.

Manson referenced a case of “heat poisoning” prior to the start of the evening’s third song, “This Is The New S***”, before collapsing on top of one of the monitors at the end of the next tune, his cover of the Eurythmics’ classic, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" – as roadies could be seen on the side of the stage worriedly contemplating on whether or not to assist him.

Manson managed one more song – the title track to 1996’s “Antichrist Superstar” – before leaving the stage, with the Houston media outlet adding that “talk backstage speculated that it was a horrible case of food poisoning” that caused the singer’s early exit.

During Zombie’s headlining set, the rocker referenced his tour mate’s status prior to delivering what should have been their nightly duet on a recently-released cover of a Beatles classic.

“Unfortunately tonight, my good friend Mr. Manson is not feeling too good," Zombie told the crowd, who expressed their disappointment about his brief performance. "Why are you booing him, he doesn’t feel good; I can’t help it. He is under the weather, unfortunately, feeling like crap, and wishes he could be here right now to do this with me because it takes two to tango when there’s twins of evil involved. I guess I’ll do this one solo …we’ll scream real loud…he's probably on the bus feeling like crap…we’ll make him feel better, man", as the band began “Helter Skelter.”

The tour’s next stop is set for Monday, August 20 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.

Last month, Manson bailed on his July 26 set in Toronto, ON at the last minute due to an “unforeseen illness”, while the tour was forced to reschedule a July 21 show at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA due to severe weather, which also resulted in the cancellation of an August 7 date at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY.

The 2018 trek – a follow-up to a 2012 tour by the duo – will wrap up in Irvine, CA on August 29.

NOTE: Manson collapses on stage just after the 4:00 mark in the video below.

See also:

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson show cancelled due to severe weather
VIDEO: Rob Zombie performs Sweet Dreams after Marilyn Manson cancels Toronto gig
VIDEO: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson perform live debut of Helter Skelter cover
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson release Helter Skelter cover
Search Rob Zombie at hennemusic