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  • Manson, 48, was performing at the Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom 
  • At around 10.10pm, a prop display of two large pistols 'toppled' on top of him 
  • Witnesses said he had been trying to climb it when they suddenly collapsed
  • A huddle of people rushed on stage and then stretchered him off minutes later after breaking him free from beneath the props 
  • Confused concert goers were plunged into darkness then told to leave the venue 
  • A representative for the star said he was in hospital being treated for an injury 
  • The seriousness of the rocker's condition was not immediately known  

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:19 EDT, 30 September 2017 | Updated: 00:06 EDT, 1 October 2017

Marilyn Manson has been crushed by a falling prop at his New York City concert. 

The 48-year-old rock star was in the middle of singing Sweet Dreams when the props, described by witnesses as giant pistols, fell. 

He had just begun climbing on to them in the middle of his performance when they began to give way and 'toppled' on top of him, witnesses said.

Several people rushed on to the stage but it took a number of minutes before Manson was stretchered off stage.    

The accident comes just a week after Manson said controversially that the Columbine shooting 'ruined' his career. The teenage gunmen responsible for the shooting were reported to be fans of the star. 

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Marilyn Manson is seen in between the two guns trying to climb a ladder which ran between them. Seconds later, the whole prop display collapsed on top of him 
Marilyn Manson is seen in between the two guns trying to climb a ladder which ran between them. Seconds later, the whole prop display collapsed on top of him 

Marilyn Manson is seen in between the two guns trying to climb a ladder which ran between them. Seconds later, the whole prop display collapsed on top of him 

The guns fell down, leaving the framework which supported them and the ladder Manson was climbing on still standing 
The guns fell down, leaving the framework which supported them and the ladder Manson was climbing on still standing 

The guns fell down, leaving the framework which supported them and the ladder Manson was climbing on still standing 

There was confusion in the crowd as the music came to a sudden stop. Shortly after this image was taken from the audience, the entire venue went dark 
There was confusion in the crowd as the music came to a sudden stop. Shortly after this image was taken from the audience, the entire venue went dark 

There was confusion in the crowd as the music came to a sudden stop. Shortly after this image was taken from the audience, the entire venue went dark 

Manson, 48, is seen above shortly before the accident at Saturday night's show 
Manson, 48, is seen above shortly before the accident at Saturday night's show 

Manson, 48, is seen above shortly before the accident at Saturday night's show 

A photograph taken from the audience shows the moment the structure fell on Manson 
A photograph taken from the audience shows the moment the structure fell on Manson 

A photograph taken from the audience shows the moment the structure fell on Manson 

A closer view shows Manson trying to climb the structure and him reaching out as it topples back on him
A closer view shows Manson trying to climb the structure and him reaching out as it topples back on him
A closer view shows Manson trying to climb the structure and him reaching out as it topples back on him
A closer view shows Manson trying to climb the structure and him reaching out as it topples back on him

A closer view shows Manson trying to climb the structure and him reaching out as it topples back on him 

As expected after Saturday night's incident, the rest of the concert was canceled. 

A representative for the star told Variety he was in hospital being treated for an injury but they would not say how serious his condition was. 

However, the website cited sources saying he is expected to be 'fine'.  

Concert-goer Michelle Curran told DailyMail.com that the entire Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom, where the show was being held, after the props fell. 

'He was probably half way through singing sweet dreams by the Eurythmics and the massive gun display of two pistols behind him toppled on to him.

'The singing stopped and loads of people ran on to the stage to lift to it up.' 

He had been onstage for an hour and 20 minutes when the accident occurred.

Immediately after the incident, the concert venue went dark and the music stopped. 

The audience watched in horror as what appeared to be a team of crew tried to break him out from under the prop. 

He was then wheeled off in a stretcher. 

Fans said they then watched as a curtain was put up where the incident had taken place.

A fan's photograph shows what is believed to be Manson being wheeled away in a stretcher 
A fan's photograph shows what is believed to be Manson being wheeled away in a stretcher 

A fan's photograph shows what is believed to be Manson being wheeled away in a stretcher 

This is the display which fell on the star, shown above before the concert began  
This is the display which fell on the star, shown above before the concert began  

This is the display which fell on the star, shown above before the concert began  

Worried fans tweeted frantically after the accident. The star's condition is unknown 
Worried fans tweeted frantically after the accident. The star's condition is unknown 

Worried fans tweeted frantically after the accident. The star's condition is unknown 

They were all then ushered out into the street, hours before the concert's scheduled end. 

Manson (seen above in a file image) was taken off in a stretcher 
Manson (seen above in a file image) was taken off in a stretcher 

Manson (seen above in a file image) was taken off in a stretcher 

Manson is in the middle of promoting his new album, Heaven Upside Down. 

Last week, in an interview to promote the record, he told The Guardian that his career had suffered since the 1999 Columbine school shooting, when two teenage gunmen stormed Columbine High School in Colorado. 

They killed 13 people and injured 24 before taking their lives. 

The boys, who were both 18 at the time, were said to have been fans of Manson.

Last week, he said: 'Honestly, the Columbine era destroyed my entire career at the time.' 

There was no report on his condition on Saturday shortly after the accident. 

DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for the star. His condition is not known.  

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