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And Andrew Baines, who has a life-threatening illness, looks likely to appear on the star's forthcoming album...

MARILYN MANSON has invited a boy with with a life-threatening illness into his studio to sing with him.

Manson teamed up with Make-A-Wish Foundation, the charity who grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Sixteen-year-old Andrew Baines from Tennessee flew to Manson‘s LA studio, where he heard a selection of songs from forthcoming album ‘The Golden Age Of Grotesque’, as well as going into the studio to try his hand at backing vocals.

Writing in his online journal, Manson said: “Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with Andrew, who reminded that the things that I create are only made complete by those who enjoy them. I just want to simply say, ‘Thank You’, to Andrew for sharing such an important wish with me.

“I wanted to make Andrew a permanent part of history, sealed up in distortion and megabytes of plastic. Skold and I recorded him doing some back-up vocals, so when you hear The Golden Age Of Grotesque’ you will get a piece of our meeting. That piece is for every fan who couldn’t be there. Good luck Andrew.”