Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson was forced to cut his Houston set after just four songs Saturday night due to an illness that witnesses say caused him to collapse on top of one of the monitors.


According to a review from the Houston Chronicle, Manson’s manager escorted photographers from the pit just before the show started, claiming Manson did not want his picture taken due to feeling “very ill.”

You can read the local paper’s review of Manson’s set below:

“The anti-Christ was in Texas and The Woodland’s crowd clamored for Satan’s little helper as time drew well past the announced set time. Just as the show was about to start the band’s tour manager escorted photographers from the pit and explained that Manson was feeling very ill and did not want his picture taken.

When Manson finally came out to “Cruci-Fiction In Space” he absolutely gave it his all. He held on to the brass knuckled microphone attached to the stand, shouting his lungs out. There were very long breaks between songs with the stage blacked out. To borrow a line from his co-headliner, Manson proved he was more human than human by coming out and giving it literally everything his body could muster. He was mostly stationary and visibly shaking at times while he braced himself with the microphone stand. Upon finishing “Sweet Dreams” he collapsed on top of one of the monitors. Roadies could be seen on the side of the stage worriedly contemplating on whether or not to assist him.

Rumor has it that the sickness was caused when Manson took holy communion earlier in the day for the first time in 30 years. That’s not true; talk backstage speculated that it was a horrible case of food poisoning.”

You can view the fan-shot footage of “Sweet Dreams” below, where you can see Manson attempt to walk off stage but collapses around the 3:40 mark.

This marks the second show of the Twins of Evil Tour that Manson has been forced to cancel due to illness, canceling his Toronto show just last month.

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