Marilyn Manson needed 24 stitches to re-attach ear after bloody brawl

20 December 2012 / 3 years 10 months ago

Source: ReutersMarilyn Manson underwent hospital treatment to re-attach his ear following a grisly fight in Switzerland.He has revealed few details about the bloody brawl, but claims he was hit with a glass table and needed 24 stitches to treat the nasty ear injury.He posted a picture of his ear covered in medical tape on Twitter along with a post, "I was hit by a glass table in a dangerous fight. I was however the victor but had to have 24 stitches to keep my ear from becoming Van Goth (sic)."Manson performed in Basel, Switzerland on Tuesday for his Twins Of Evil tour with Rob Zombie. He can next be heard on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie West Of Memphis, about the West Memphis Three.The movie is about Arkansas teens Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr who were found guilty of the 1993 murder of three boy scouts. However, a star-studded campaign and an investigation funded by director Peter Jackson led to their release last year.Now the artistes who fought for their exoneration have contributed to an album called West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice, the soundtrack to director Amy Berg's movie about the trial and conviction of the three teens.Johnny Depp's band Tonto's Giant Nuts, Dave Navarro from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines from Dixie Chicks and Black Flag's Henry Rollins appear on the album, which also features the original score composed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for the movie. Bob Dylan and Patti Smith have also recorded tunes for the soundtrack.Echols, who also produced the movie, said in a statement, "Music has always played a huge role in my life. In my early years, it allowed me to escape the crushing poverty I was born into. Music took me out of myself and into a thousand other worlds."Then, when I was put on trial, it was music they used against me. My love of heavy metal was considered 'proof' that I was evil and a satanic murderer. And then, ultimately, it was music that helped to free me when friends and supporters came together to put on the Voices For Justice concert in Little Rock."The album is due 15th January 2013 and some of the proceeds will benefit the West Memphis Three.

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