Marilyn Manson Reveals Why God ‘Stopped’ Him With Injury: ‘It Was Excruciating’


Marilyn Manson discussed a stage prop collapsing on him and injuring him at a recent Hammerstein Ballroom show in New York in a new Yahoo interview.

“I wasn’t trying to climb it,” he says. “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 was immediately placed on a stretcher, and taken to a hospital to be examined and X-rayed. Doctors inserted a plate and 10 screws into the bone, plus another screw through his ankle bone, then wrapped a solid cast around his leg. It often takes people with such injuries between 12 and 16 weeks to recover, according to Healthline.

Considering the weight of the metal framework that fell over, Manson’s lucky his injuries weren’t far worse. “It definitely could have crushed my skull and my ribs,” Manson says. “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,” he jokes. “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.”

As much he was joking about God trying to “put a stop to things,” Manson sincerely believes in fate and that certain accidents or occurrences were meant to be. “Because of the timing of it, it’s probably some part of a bigger plan that this was meant to happen, and I had to take that sacrifice in order for things to fall into place.”