Marilyn Manson was allegedly punched in the face while dining at a Denny’s in Alberta, Canada over the weekend.
According to E! News, the 46-year-old rocker had popped into the restaurant after playing a Saturday concert in the area. The musician is currently on tour to promote his latest album, “The Pale Emperor.”
TMZ reports that Manson got into a scuffle with some people at the restaurant. The news outlet writes:
We're told Manson got into an argument with a group at another table, and at some point allegedly called a guy's [girlfriend] a bitch.
The guy was pissed, and we're told he responded by punching Manson in the face.
Manson, however, says the attack was entirely unprovoked. The musician’s manager told TMZ that Manson did not insult anyone at the restaurant and that the “guy came out of nowhere and hit him in the face.”
Manson is reportedly planning on pressing charges.
A man who says he witnessed the attack corroborated Manson’s version of events, telling the Toronto Sun that the “Beautiful People” singer had been mingling with fans when he was assaulted.
“He 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,” the witness named Johnny Scott told the Sun. “They were just talking and the guy just punched him right in the face without any provocation.”
Local police confirmed to E! News that there had been an “altercation” at the Denny’s restaurant that night, but did not identify the individuals involved.
“Investigation determined that three people had been involved in a physical altercation and sustained minor injuries,” police said. “No charges were laid and the file has been concluded.”