Marilyn Manson Reschedules Tour, Details Onstage Accident

A couple of weeks ago, while Marilyn Manson was performing at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, a giant pop-gun stage prop fell on him. Manson, injured, was rushed to the hospital, and he had to postpone his entire US tour. And now Manson has rescheduled that tour for next year, and he’s told the world about what, exactly, happened on that night.

In the fan-made videos of the accident, it looked like Manson was trying to climb the big gun, but he insists that that’s not what he was doing. Instead, the gun was already falling, and he was trying to push it back up. Manson tells Yahoo, “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.” Manson needed a plate and 10 screws put into his fibula, as well as another screw in his ankle bone.

Manson also says that he easily could’ve been injured worse:

It definitely could have crushed my skull and my ribs. 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… I think it was possibly the whole nature, God, whatever it might be — someone was trying to put a stop to things. If you believe in one thing, you gotta believe in the other power. I don’t know if it was my excitement and disregard for being safe in the conventional sense — like I ever have been. You get me onstage and I just get so excited… The thing that pisses me off most is that I’m not onstage, because that’s where I should be. And with a cast on my leg, it’s hard to talk about the excitement of the tour. It got cut off right as I was about to put it into second gear. But I’ll be back there really shortly and it’s going to be as exciting as it was starting out.

Manson is planning to return to performing at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest festival in California 11/5, and he’ll head out on his scheduled European tour starting 11/12 in Helsinki. His rescheduled American tour will start out 1/10 in Phoenix. Check out the dates below.

11/05 – Devore, CA @ Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
11/12 – Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall
11/14 – Stockhold, Sweden @ Annexet
11/15 – Elsinore, Denmark @ Hal 14
11/16 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
11/18 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
11/19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Tipsport Arena
11/20 – Vienne, Austria @ Gasometer
11/22 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
11/23 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
11/25 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrom – UFO
11/27 – Paris, France @ AccorHotels Arena
11/28 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Klokgebouw
11/29 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/01 – Nancy, France @ Zenith
12/02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
12/04 – Manchester, UK @ 02 Apollo
12/05 – Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy
12/06 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
12/08 – Newport, UK @ Newport Centre
12/09 – London, UK @ SSE Wembley Arena
1/10 – Phoneix, AZ @ Van Buren
1/12-13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
1/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
1/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
1/20 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
1/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
1/24 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
1/26 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
1/27 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
1/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
1/30 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
1/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Myth
2/02 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum
2/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
2/06 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
2/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe
2/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
2/11 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
2/12 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
2/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
2/15 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theatre
2/16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom