With every other press outlet on the planet swooping in to make the obligatory “Grand Slam” pun, we are forced to instead note that, uh, Marilyn Manson must have—heh—he must have been seeing stars with his Moons Over My Hammy! Look, they can’t all be winners. Point is, dude got punched in the face at 2:30 a.m. at a Denny’s in Alberta, Canada.
According to multiple press reports, Manson made a late-night Denny’s stop after a Saturday concert in Lethbridge, Alberta. The punch happened, TMZ reported (or accidentally transcribed a note intercepted in Mrs. Jennings’ sixth-period algebra class, we’re not sure which), after Manson “got into an argument with a group at another table, and at some point allegedly called a guy’s gf a bitch.” He subsequently denied that version of events and said he intends to sue over what he maintains was an unprovoked sucker punch.
A witness substantiated Manson’s account to the Calgary Sun, contending that he was signing autographs and taking photos with fans when “the guy just punched him right in the face without any provocation.” No charges were filed as a result of the incident. Manson, who is touring on his latest album and will soon join forces with Billy Corgan for another tour, can rest easy knowing that the whole affair is still not the worst thing to befall a ’90s rock frontman in a Denny’s.