Marylin Manson collapses on stage during Houston gig after suffering from "heat poisoning"
Manson informed the crowd early on during the set that he was suffering from "heat poisoning" before ultimately cutting the gig short after just five songs.
Marilyn Manson was forced to cut short his concert in Houston on Saturday night after the shock-rock pioneer collapsed during the early part of the show.
As the Houston Press pointed out in its review of the show, Manson had already warned the crowd early on in the set that he wasn't feeling too well, adding that he was suffering from "heat poisoning". Mid-way through the performance of his crowd-favorite cover of The Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This’, Manson was seen falling down before eventually coming to rest on one of the stage monitors. He did get back on his feet to perform his fifth song of the night, “Antichrist Superstar”, but walked offstage afterward, at which time the rest of his set was canceled.
The Houston Press also points out that the photographer’s pit was cleared out prior to Manson’s set after the tour manager explained that the rocker was ill and didn’t want to be photographed.
Manson, who is currently touring with Rob Zombie on the 'Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour', previously missed a concert in Toronto “due to an unforeseen illness,” which was later reported to be the flu. He also collapsed on stage during a show in 2017 — albeit as a result of much different circumstances. While performing in New York in September of that year, he accidentally pulled down a large stage prop. As a result of the incident, Manson needed 10 screws and a plate inserted into his leg, and another screw was placed through his ankle bone.
Manson's co-headliner on Saturday night Rob Zombie, also mentioned Manson’s illness after confirming that the pair would not be joining forces with a nightly cover of ‘Helter Skelter’ by The Beatles. “My dear friend Mr. Manson is feeling under the weather. He’s probably on the bus feeling like crap. I need a partner for the next song so let’s sing it really loud and make him feel better”, Zombie told the crowd.
The “Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour” is scheduled to resume Monday night in Denver and at the moment it seems like Manson will proceed as planned with the remaining dates . Check out the remaining schedule of dates below.
Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie Co-Headlining Tour Dates:
08/20 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
08/24 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheater
08/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
08/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK Chin Pavilion
08/28 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
08/29 – Irvine, CA @ Fivepoint Amphitheater