Rock star Marilyn Manson was injured during a concert in New York when a large piece of stage scenery fell on him on stage.The prop – apparently two large guns held together with metal scaffolding and truss – fell as he was performing at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday.
An eyewitness reported that the singer lay on stage for up to 15 minutes covered by a sheet before he was carried out on a stretcher and taken to hospital.
“He was performing the song Sweet Dreams. Towards the middle of the song it seemed as though he tried climbing onto a prop.
“The first touch of weight on those poles and it came crashing down onto him.”
An eye witness said a black sheet was put around him until he could be taken off stage, when an announcement was made that the show was cancelled “due to injury”.
A representative told Rolling Stone magazine that: “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of his incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital.”
The 48-year-old artist was three dates into his The Heaven Upside Down Tour. He was due to perform in Boston on Monday night