Marilyn Manson: Swine?
Faded shock goth's health claims refuted by managers
By percy thrillington Sep 29, 2009 12:50PM
All kidding aside, the world wants to know: Does Marilyn Manson (a noted '90s musician) have the swine flu virus as, he claimed on Facebook (according to good old Rolling Stone), or is he a malingering faker trying to get out of his (shall-we-say) less-than-glamorous Canadian tour dates, which may or may not not be the sold-out arenas Manson was once accustomed to, as indicated by the following AP story:
TORONTO — Contrary to online posts attributed to Marilyn Manson himself, the shock-rocker's reps are saying that he does not, in fact, have swine flu.
The Gillett Entertainment Group and Live Nation sent out a release on Friday denying that Manson had contracted the illness and confirming that he would play his two remaining Canadian tour dates.
Manson was to play in Halifax on Friday and Moncton, N.B., on Saturday.
The release contradicts posts on Manson's MySpace and Facebook pages that were attributed to the artist. The posts have since been removed.
"So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU," Manson had written. "Unfortunately, I am going to survive."
Manson is touring in support of his new album, "The High End of Low," released in May
The united nations of the North Americas await some answers.