Marilyn was crooning out a cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” at a show in NYC on September 30th when he grabbed a metal bar between a pair of prop pistols. One fell onto him, crushing some bones in his right leg and ending the night. Damn, what kind of beef does the NRA have with Annie Lennox? Some people thought he was trying to climb the prop, but Marilyn poo-pooed on that theory to Rolling Stone. Marilyn said he tried to push the prop back and just didn’t get out of the way in time:
“I’m not sure what I hit my head on, but it did fall onto my leg and break the fibula in two places. The pain was excruciating.”
Marilyn was whisked to the hospital, where he got a plate and ten screws inserted in a bone, another screw in his ankle. That sounds pretty damn major, but Marilyn said he just is grateful it wasn’t worse:
“It definitely could have crushed my skull and my ribs. I have some minor bruising in that area, but it took six guys to pull it off of me. It was like wrestling a giant iron monster.”
And silly me thought the iron monster was just something sold in black market sex shops in P-town! Marilyn canceled a bunch of dates, but those dates have been rescheduled.
Not to profile, but Marilyn probably had a hard enough time going through airport security while he rocks his Wednesday Addams cosplay. Now that he’s a living version of my favorite Hasbro game, Operation, I really think he should start looking into Winnebago travel because TSA is going to have a field day with this.