Three years ago, Marilyn Manson was toppled by a heavy stage prop during a New York City show, resulting in a broken leg. The accident could have been much worse, though recovery posed a different threat: painkillers. In a new interview, Manson explained why he ditched the addictive substance at a previous juncture in life, as well as why he no longer drinks absinthe, an alcoholic spirit with a history of hallucinogenic effects.
Recollecting the onstage incident in a chat with Apple Music 1's Zane Lowe (video below), Manson was fortunate that it was only his leg that was impacted, despite needing 10 titanium pins to mend the break. "I think that I was very lucky that it was about six inches from my skull," said the singer, who explained, "When it fell it was not secured and I grabbed onto this giant lighting rig essentially that had these two guns on it. So I mean if there's an argument for gun control, I'll be right there in regards to those guns."