Rocker Marilyn Manson was rushed to a New York hospital Saturday after a prop — two enormous fake pistols — came crashing down on him during a concert.
Manson was about 45 minutes into his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan when the accident occurred.
The singer was doing a cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” when he tried to climb the two guns, which were almost double his height.
The huge prop toppled in an instant, flattening Manson as it knocked him to the stage.
Ciro Castro, a 28-year-old fan from Maspeth, Queens, watched in disbelief from the second row.
“It was so fast, at first I thought it was part of the show. But then I saw the guitarist’s face, and the faces of some of the others who rushed over and they looked scared — really scared,” Castro said. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is not a joke.’”
Marilyn Manson was rushed to a New York hospital after prop guns fell onto him during a concert.
As the crew rushed to lift the prop off Manson, the singer lay motionless, Castro said.
“He moved for a minute at first but then he was still. They turned off the lights but we could see they were trying to cover him with a blanket,” Castro said.
It took at least 10 minutes for emergency responders to get Manson onto a stretcher.
Castro said fans began to file out after someone turned on the lights and said the concert was over.
“They said Marilyn had been injured and the concert was canceled,” he said.
Castro caught a glimpse of an ambulance out back as it took the singer away.
A spokesman for Manson confirmed the singer was hurt in a statement to Variety.
“Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital,” the statement said.
A source close to Manson said he “should be fine,” Variety said.
It was the second accident in as many days for Manson, who hurt his ankle Friday while performing in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manson hopped off stage while performing “Beautiful People” toward the end of the show, and when he climbed back on he told the crowd, “I Just broke my ankle but it’s okay.”
There was no immediate sign of that injury on Saturday while Manson performed at the Hammerstein.
Anthony Biscardi, of Flushing, said it was “crazy” how quickly the guns crashed into the singer.
“It just came falling down … he was a little limp, like he was knocked out,” Biscardi said.
“Everybody started panicking. We hope he’s okay, because we are all fans,” he added.