A giant stage prop fell on Marilyn Manson during his concert Saturday night (September 30th) in New York City, forcing the rockstar to cancel the performance halfway through the show. While performing “Sweet Dreams,” Manson began to climb a massive stage prop of two pistols which then toppled over on him. TMZreports that he has been taken to the hospital.The stage lights were cut at the Hammerstein Ballroom and an emergency crew surrounded the 48 year-old shock rocker after the stage prop toppled on him. After the crowd looked on in darkness for around 10 minutes, Manson was carried offstage on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. the show was cancelled immediately after.Manson had reportedly broke his ankle the night before in Pittsburgh but seemed to be active and mobile, performing for around an hour and a half before the stage prop accident. he even walked around on stilts during the performance.This is also not the first time Manson has cancelled a show due to an onstage emergency. He collapsed due to the flu in 2013 while performing in Canada.
Watch footage of the accident and the aftermath below:
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When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do.
My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows:
1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96
2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03
3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05
4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89
5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06
The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.