Marilyn Manson ended a show abruptly last night after suffering an apparent onstage meltdown.
Manson was performing in Huntington, New York on Thursday night (February 15), with reports suggesting that the shock-rocker delivered a several incoherent rants while his band improvised before dropping his microphone after only a handful of songs. Fans then started chanting “Fuck you Manson” after he left the stage.
“I wish I could say last night’s show was amazing, but it was just awful,” one fan wrote on Instagram. “Manson came out with a bang but the whole thing deteriorated very quickly. A couple songs in, he went into a conversation with the crowd about how much we loved him (or not). Asked for cheering and the usual rock star ego stuff.”
“I think we all started to realise something was wrong. Once he was temporarily satisfied, it didn’t improve. They would start songs only to screech them to a halt a minute in. There were very drawn out versions of songs where Manson mostly rambled on about our lack of love and other bizarre things. After an hour and fifteen minutes of this, he threw his microphone and left the stage. House lights came on a couple minutes later. I don’t think they completed more than 4 songs.”
“It was the strangest, saddest and worst concert I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot.”
See fan-shot footage from the show below:
NME has approached both Manson’s press representative and label for further comment.