Marilyn Manson wants police to arrest the man who assaulted him at a Denny’s restaurant in Alberta, Canada on the night of April 4th, according to TMZ.com. Manson’s manager claimed that the singer was sucker punched in the face by a male companion of two women who Manson agreed to take a photo with, shortly after he entered the restaurant following a show earlier that evening. The man also allegedly elbowed Manson’s makeup artist in the face.
Initial reports said that Manson called one of the women a “bitch,” but his reps insisted that he never used the word.
An eyewitness named Johnny Scott told the Calgary Sun that the attack was unprovoked and that Manson “never got a chance to sit down.”
Scott added, “(Manson) 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. They were just talking and the guy just punched him right in the face without any provocation.”
Scott said that the attacker “took the shot and ran off right away, then I remember seeing him in the parking lot ducking behind cars, he looked terrified.”
Manson is currently on the spring leg of his “Hell Not Hallelujah” tour in support of his latest album, The Pale Emperor. The trek next stops in Winnipeg on Thursday (April 9th).