Marilyn Manson Collapses During Canadian Concert
Marilyn Manson’s concerts are known to shock – but intentionally. However, during a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan performance on February 6, the rocker collapsed on stage about an hour into the show.
Manson started performing “The Beautiful People,” and roughly a minute into the track, he is said to have stopped, turned sideways, and fell over. Once realizing Manson’s behavior wasn’t part of the show, the band and crew came to his help. Eventually, he was taken off stage. Unconfirmed reports additionally claim he vomited on stage.
Present at the performance, one StarPhoenix journalist described the incident, writing: "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."
Since the concert, TMZ revealed Manson was going through a bout of the flu, and after the performance, he was taken to his hotel room to recover.
Because of Manson’s condition, doubt about whether his Canadian and U.S. tour would continue circulated. On February 8, Live Nation confirmed all dates would go on as scheduled.