Marilyn Manson Reportedly Punched After Canadian Concert; Wants to Press Charges

Credit: Jiro SchneiderMarilyn Manson was reportedly involved in a physical altercation at a Denny's restaurant following his concert in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada over the weekend, according to TMZ. The original story stated that the alleged attacker punched Manson in the face after Manson reportedly insulted his girlfriend. Manson's manager has now told TMZ that the rocker did not provoke the attack and was instead "sucker punched," adding that Manson plans to take legal action against the alleged assailant.

Manson's manager told TMZ that while at the Denny's a pair of fans asked for a photo. Manson obliged the request and was then punched in the face by someone who "came out of nowhere," his manager continues, adding that Manson did not insult either fan.

An eyewitness, Johnny Scott, told the Calgary Sun a similar story, saying that Manson "never got a chance to sit down."

"He was being friendly with everyone, anyone who wanted a picture, he would give them a picture, anyone who wanted an autograph he would give them an autograph," Scott said. "They were just talking and the guy just punched him right in the face without any provocation."

Manson is currently touring in support of his latest album, The Pale Emperor, on his Hell Not Hallelujah tour. This summer, he'll join Smashing Pumpkins on a co-headlining tour, dubbed The End Times.

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