Marilyn Manson Injured at Hammerstein, Cancels Upcoming Shows

Satan’s favorite son, Marilyn Manson, suffered an injury during his performance Saturday night in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom, ending his set early and sending the metal singer to a nearby hospital on a stretcher.

Manson climbed the first step of a ladder between a double gun structure background prop on stage. As he climbed, Manson leaned back to sort of hang from the ladder rungs, resulting in the prop to falling forward, eventually crashing down on “The Beautiful People” singer as he was performing his cover of the Eurythmics classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” The prop was obviously not meant to be climbed upon as it fell pretty quickly.

The incident happened about forty-five minutes into Manson’s set, forcing the singer to end his performance and reschedule a number of shows on his current tour. His next scheduled appearance is at the Freakers’ Ball on Oct. 15, in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The extent of the  48-year-old singer’s injuries has not been released, but the video reveals Manson’s ankle bent in an awkward position and he grabs his ankle as the prop is being lifted off of him. One of his representative’s made the following statement:

On Saturday night, the legendary performer suffered an injury on stage towards the end of his set at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom causing him to cut the show short. He was treated for the injury at a local hospital and will be recuperating at home in Los Angeles.

Manson is currently touring in support of his tenth studio album Heaven Upside Down, which will be released on Oct, 6. Shows scheduled in Boston, New Jersey, Toronto, Ohio, Chicago, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Houston will all be rescheduled at a later date.