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Marilyn Manson might have felt a little bit nervous before his concert in Toronto this past weekend. After all, it was only last month that he seriously dissed Napanee, Ont.'s claim-to-fame Avril Lavigne -- and by extension, all of Canada.
In a July interview with the U.K. website Entertainment Wise, the 43-year-old gothic rocker addressed rumours that he and the "Sk8er Boi" singer were romantically involved, and he was blunt. "Yesterday I read that I was dating Avril Lavigne, and I was like 'What the f--- was that? She's Canadian, I wouldn't do that,'" he said.
That's harsh, even for a guy who has a track titled "Murderers Are Getting Prettier Every Day" on his latest album, "Born Villain." But he made amends (kind of) at the Heavy T.O. Festival in Toronto on Sunday, and in the process, claimed that the rumours about him and Lavigne were actually true.
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"No offense...It's just that I was f---ing her and I didn't want anyone to know," Manson told the crowd of heavy metal fans.
Not much of an apology, but we'll take it, we guess. Whether or not his claim is true, Manson seems a little too intense for Lavigne anyway, whose past boyfriends have included Brody Jenner and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley. None of those guys has ever donned a nude, gender-neutral bodysuit (we hope).
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Early this year, Manson was also linked to "Video Games" singer Lana Del Rey, which he is now denying. But after this whole Avril situation, who knows if he's telling the truth or not?