Partway into his set at Toronto's Heavy TO festival on August 11, Marilyn Manson
apologized to all Canadians for a quip he made during a recent interview with the U.K. website Entertainment Wise. He also clarified his relationship status with the sk8er girl.
When asked to confirm rumors that he was dating singer Avril Lavigne
, he denied any link to the Canadian pop-punk princess and pissed off her compatriots in the process.
"F-ck that, she's Canadian,"
he had said in the interview, insinuating he would never sleep with a lowly Canuck.
Last night, however, he apologized and explained his comments to thousands of metal fans.
he said, from the stage. "It's just that I was f-cking her and I didn't want anyone to know."
For many, Manson's set was the highlight of the first night of the second annual Heavy TO, a two-day heavy metal and hard rock festival held at Toronto's Downsview Park.
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