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Monday, October 02, 2017 1:00 am

Shock rocker injured as stage prop topples

Washington Post

Marilyn Manson's tour is on pause after a large stage prop fell on and injured the singer Saturday night during his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

Videos taken by audience members showed the prop falling on the shock rocker as he was performing “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” his cover of the Eurythmics' 1983 hit, partway through his concert.

As Manson finished a verse, he appeared to turn to face a tall scaffolding – with two oversize props shaped like guns attached to it – at the back of the stage. Soon, the entire structure began tipping over onto Manson, who tried to shield himself with his right hand.

“Manson suffered an injury towards the end of his incredible NYC show,” a representative for the singer told Rolling Stone after the show. “He is being treated at a local hospital.”

The Associated Press reported that the singer issued a statement Sunday that said his shows through Oct. 14 will be rescheduled. Manson launched his “Heaven Upside Down” tour last week to promote his 10th studio album, to be released Friday.