The theatrical hard rocker known as Marilyn Manson is recovering after collapsing on stage during a performance in Houston over the weekend, Billboard reports. Manson, 49, apparently became ill only five songs into his set at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Saturday, ending the show shortly after performing his famous cover of The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This."
The report goes on to state that Manson was seen “falling down” and had to rest on one of his on-stage monitors from what he told the audience was a bout of “heat poisoning.” Manson is currently touring across the country alongside fellow rocker Rob Zombie, who addressed his tour mate’s ill health during the show as well, telling the audience that his “dear friend Mr. Manson [was] feeling under the weather.” The two’s Twins of Evil: Second Coming Tour began back on July 11 and is scheduled to continue until Aug. 29.
A video of the performance can be seen below, where a shadowy Manson is shown somewhat struggling to stand starting around the 4:20 minute mark. The quality of the fan-shot footage makes it difficult to see if Manson is down by his stage monitors as part of the performance or involuntarily.
“Thanks Houston for being understanding,” Manson tweeted out late Sunday evening. “I ended up in doctor’s care, but I gave it my best and you guys were amazing.”
The Houston Press also reported that show’s photographers were relocated from the photo pit in front of the stage to another location ahead of Manson’s set, as his tour manager stated that Manson was “ill and didn’t want to be photographed.”
The tour’s next show at Denver’s Pepsi Center on Monday (Aug. 20) is currently scheduled to go on as normal. Fans can click here to purchase tickets to the tour’s other upcoming stop at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on Aug. 25.
Thanks Houston for being understanding. I ended up in doctor’s care, but I gave it my best and you guys were amazing.— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) August 20, 2018