by Andy Lyons, Editor-in-Chief
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has canceled the next nine dates of his “Heaven Upside Down Tour” following an onstage incident in New York in which the singer was crushed by a stage prop. Manson’s rep released a statement saying “The shows from Boston, October 2 through Houston, October 14 will be rescheduled for a later date. Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow.”
98.9 The Rock’s annual Freakers Ball show was scheduled for Oct. 12 and the Kansas City radio station officially announced the postponement via their Facebook page Monday. They urged fans to hold onto their tickets and expected to announce a rescheduled date soon. The show was set to feature support from Alice Glass and Hyborian.
Manson was injured Saturday night towards the end of his set at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom which caused 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, according to his rep’s statement.
The incident occurred roughly an hour into Manson’s concert, the third date on the North American leg of Manson’s Heaven Upside Down tour. During “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These),” Manson made his way toward the back of the stage, where a prop featuring two giant pistols suddenly fell forward onto Manson. Video from the concert shows Manson grappling the prop before it comes crashing down to the stage.
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After the stage crew lifted the prop back up, Manson lay on the ground for several minutes. EMT workers also rushed to the backstage area as venue workers yelled “Ice! Ice!” repeatedly. The concert was canceled soon after.
The severity of Manson’s injuries has not yet been announced. According to Manson’s itinerary, the rocker is currently scheduled to resume his tour October 15th with a gig at Grand Prairie, Texas’ Freaker’s Ball.