The legendary metal musician and artist, Marilyn Manson has given details about the terrible accident he had on stage three years ago and talked about how he managed to endure the pain without using narcotics after the surgery.

The iconic musician, who has released his long-expected album, ‘We Are Chaos,’ in the previous days, Marilyn Manson has given an interview to Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe lately. During the chat, he has recalled the treatment process of his leg after he tumbled down by a heavy stage prop in the New York concert.

Manson said that with a heavily-impacted leg after the incident, he needed 10 titanium pins to mend the break. He also disclosed the fact that he rehabbed the leg for a year-and-a-half during the tour, declining the offers of Dave Grohl and Axl Rose, who were willing to give Manson their onstage thrones.

Highly shockingly, Marilyn Manson also said that he refused to treat his pain with narcotics in fear of falling back into his old addictions. Living with the pain, he admitted that those painkillers just cloud his brain and that’s why he stopped drinking absinthe, as well.

Here is what Marilyn Manson said about his leg and the incident:

“It was not a fun time at all. But it doesn’t bother me now. It’s actually more of a bionic leg and it doesn’t go off at airports either, which is strange. If anyone’s heavy metal it’s my leg, it’s full heavy metal.”

He also talked about not taking painkillers and said:

“I didn’t take them. I mean, I did initially while I was in the hospital, so in the operation. But being that I had taken them in the past which increased it to recreational use I didn’t want to fall prey to that. So I just didn’t do it.

I mean it hurts, but once your pain receptors in your brain… it changes the way you think — all your cortisol, the dopamine, everything in your brain, it changes. So it does give you a different perspective.”

He continued with mentioning the effects of painkillers as:

“It’s just it clouds your brain. [That’s] why I stopped drinking absinthe, as well — it clouds the frontal lobe. A lot of people find it to be artistically enhancing, but it also it bends your brain a bit sometimes in a bad way.

Where you are convinced that what you’re doing is really great when it’s just the drug telling you that. That’s what I realized a while back. Especially going into this record. But before that.”

You can check out the full interview below.