By Lethbridge Herald on April 7, 2015.
Marilyn Manson received more than fan applause after his Lethbridge concert Saturday night.
Early Sunday morning, the shock rocker was at the cityâ€™s Dennyâ€™s location in the Sandman Hotel, when an altercation occurred and a man allegedly punched Manson in the face.
Dennyâ€™s manager Sankha Sendanayake told the Herald that the incident occurred about 2:40 a.m. Sunday. He wasnâ€™t working at the time, but came in later that morning to review video surveillance footage, as per a request by police.
â€œWhen I checked the video, I saw that a couple of people were talking with him (Manson),â€ Sendanayake said.
â€œSuddenly, one guy is punching him (Manson). That is what is in the video. The reason why heâ€™s fighting with him â€” no idea. We donâ€™t know why it happened.â€
Staff Sgt. Jason Walper of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service confirmed there was an altercation involving three people, and that LRPS officers responded at 2:45 a.m. Sunday to a disturbance at Dennyâ€™s. He said there were minor injuries.
â€œNo charges have been laid and no other information is going to be provided at this time,â€ Walper said, adding that because no charges have been filed, LRPS would not release any names.
Mansonâ€™s management had not responded to an email from the Herald seeking comment.
Manson was in Lethbridge for a stop on his â€œHell Not Hallelujahâ€ tour, which drew about 2,500 people to the Enmax Centre Saturday night. He was scheduled to perform in Saskatoon Monday night.
According to several unconfirmed online posts, Manson, 46, suffered a broken nose and went to Chinook Regional Hospital.