Marilyn Manson Cancels Set After Collapsing Onstage

The rocker made it through 4 songs before having to cut his show

August 20, 2018
Marilyn Manson performs live on stage on day 3 of Download Festival at Donington Park

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At a nearly sold-out Houston show, Marilyn Manson was forced to cancel his set after collapsing onstage, making it through four songs before having to call it a night.

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During his famed cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” Manson was seen visibly struggling to finish the song before eventually turning away from the crowd and falling to the stage.

Reports of both “heat poisoning” and “food poisoning” have been shared, with Manson himself crediting heat poisoning while attempting to start his next song. Tourmate Rob Zombie gave his best wishes before launching into a cover of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” typically a duet between Zombie and Manson.

This run has been difficult for Manson’s health with this being the second set he’s had to cancel last-minute due to illness