Well, it’s been a hell of a week for Marilyn Manson.
During the weekend, the “Antichrist Superstar” was punched in the face after allegedly calling a man’s girlfriend a “bitch” at a Denny’s in Alberta, Canada.
The incident occurred after his concert at Lethbridge’s Enmax Center this past Saturday (April 4) during the Alberta stop of his “Hell Not Hallelujah” Tour in support of his recent album, The Pale Emperor.
When the news made headlines, via TMZ, the gossip site had reported that Manson instigated the fight, but turns out that the witness accounts of the scuffle were contradictory.
According to Manson’s manager, the musician was enjoying a meal at Denny’s when two women approached him to ask for photos. Manson agreed and was then punched in the face by one of the women’s boyfriend.
“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,” explains restaurant patron/witness Johnny Scott.
“They were just talking and the guy just punched him right in the face without any provocation. He just took the shot and ran off right away. Then, I remember seeing him in the parking lot ducking behind cars, he looked terrified.”
And now the guy has a real reason to be terrified. Unlike when the police arrived on the scene, Manson and his makeup artist, who was also hit in the scuffle, have decided to press charges against the assailant.
On a side note, don’t punch anyone especially a big time musician, in the face for no reason at all.