Singer Marilyn Manson has been crushed by a falling prop during a concert in New York.
The rocker was performing at the Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom when part of the set toppled over onto him.
The 48-year-old artist attempted to climb the prop, shaped like two guns, as he sang ‘Sweet Dreams’.
But as he got a foot on the structure, it gave way and fell forward, sending him flying backwards.
Witnesses captured the horror on camera as rescue workers battled to free the star.
The band was about 45 minutes into their set and was performing their cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”
At the centre of the stage was a podium, framed by two giant fake pistols, which Manson began to climb.
The podium wobbled dramatically, Manson fell backward and then the prop fell upon him – the band kept playing for several moments until they noticed the singer was not getting up.
Fan Michelle Curran told DailyMail.com : “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.”
Both the house and stage lights remained down for several minutes; roadies placed a dropcloth over the podium.
Eventually the house lights came up and an announcer said that “due to injury,” the show was over.
A statement from the singer’s rep says, “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital.”
A source close to the situation told Variety shortly after the incident that Manson “should be fine,” but that was not an official comment.