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Marilyn Manson collapses onstage - cuts set short

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Marilyn Manson was forced to cut his set short at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Texas on Saturday night after collapsing onstage.

The Houston Press (opens in new tab) report that Manson was suffering from food poisoning, with fan-filmed footage showing the shock rocker falling to the ground as he performed Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

The website report that Manson arrived onstage late, with his manager ushering photographers out of the pit at the front of the stage as Manson was ill and didn’t want his picture taken.

It’s reported that Manson was “visibly shaking at times” and eventually fell toward the end of The Eurythmics cover.

Manson and Rob Zombie are on the road together on The Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming tour, with the pair usually getting together to perform their cover of Helter Skelter (opens in new tab).

But with Manson ill, Zombie urged the crowd to join him in singing the classic Beatles’ track.

He said: “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.”

Last month, Manson cancelled his show in Toronto at the last minute, with a statement of Facebook reporting (opens in new tab): “Marilyn Manson was unable to perform on his and Rob Zombie’s Twins Of Evil tour in Toronto night due to the flu.”

The tour is due to continue tonight (August 20) at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson: The Twins Of Evil 2018 North American tour
Aug 20: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Aug 22: Salt lake City Usana Amp, UT
Aug 24: Chula Vista Mattress Firm Amp, CA
Aug 25: Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena, NV
Aug 26: Phoenix Ak Chin Pavilion, AZ
Aug 28: Concord Pavilion, CA
Aug 29: Irvine Fivepoint Amp, CA

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