Marilyn Manson spoke to Yahoo! Music about the injury he suffered last month after a stage prop fell on him while he was playing in New York City.
“I only recently watched the video of it,” the shock rocker said. “I can see how it could look terrifying. It was terrifying for me, because the truss was not secured properly.”
The accident happened about forty-five minutes into Manson‘s set at Hammerstein Ballroom as tried to climb the prop — consisting of two enormous fake pistols — which was almost double his height. The huge prop toppled and knocked Manson to the stage.
“I wasn’t trying to climb it,” Manson said. “It started to fall and I tried to push back and I didn’t get out the way in time. I’m not sure what I hit my head on, but it did fall onto my leg and break the fibula in two places. The pain was excruciating.”
After being X-rayed and examined at a hospital, Manson had a plate and ten screws inserted in his bone, with another screw through his ankle bone and a cast around his leg. He has spent the last couple of weeks recovering at home in Los Angeles.
Considering the weight of the metal framework that fell over, Manson is lucky his injuries weren’t far worse. “It definitely could have crushed my skull and my ribs,” he said. “I have some minor bruising in that area, but it took six guys to pull it off of me. It was like wrestling a giant iron monster.”
Manson lamented the fact that a number of shows were canceled “as [he] was about to put it into second gear,” but he added, “I’ll be back there really shortly, and it’s going to be as exciting as it was starting out.”
Manson will return to the stage on November 5, performing at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in Devore, California. His European tour kicks off on November 12 in Helsinki, Finland.
Manson has announced rescheduled U.S. tour dates for January and February following the postponement of his October U.S. tour. All tickets for original performances will be honored at newly announced dates below. Unfortunately, Manson is not able to honor tickets for the October 8 Columbus, Ohio show or the October 26 concert in Phoenix, Arizona. Refunds are available for those two shows at point of purchase. Tickets for the shows in new markets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m.
Jan. 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
Jan. 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Jan. 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Jan. 16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
Jan. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Jan. 20 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
Jan. 23 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Jan. 24 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Jan. 26 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
Jan. 27 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
Jan. 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Jan. 30 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
Jan. 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Myth
Feb. 02 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum
Feb. 03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Feb. 06 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Feb. 07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe
Feb. 09 – Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
Feb. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Feb. 12 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
Feb. 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Feb. 15 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theatre
Feb. 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom