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:
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We tried seeing Marilyn Manson tonight. We have seen him on 4 other occasions and he always entertained. This time due to being drugged, drunk, or sick unfortunately this concert was a complete failure. I know what you’re going to say but it is sad to see a complete spiral downward of a human due to drugs/drinking, which might have been from being in pain from his accident a few months ago. Marilyn please get the help you need and we will see you next time and we do love you ? #marilynmanson
NME has approached both Manson’s press representative and label for further comment.
Manson was met with a backlash recently after firing a fake rifle at a US concert just hours after a shooting in Texas.