Outrageous rocker Marilyn Manson has once again shocked the rock establishment by announcing his decision to become "normal".
In a statement released today by his record company Manson, real name Brian Warner, said "I woke up yesterday morning and looked in the mirror and had to agree with my dad. I've decided to get all that muck off my face. I looked like a right prat, didn't I? What was I thinking of?"
Manson, who will revert back to his real name, continued "Hey, this nylon shirt is really nice and comfy and I love the room in these grey flannels.".
While critics have dismissed the announcement as simply another feeble attempt to cause outrage, some parents across America are concerned. Abe Decker of Topeca, Kansas told Deaconlinews "My boy is 13 and copies everything he does. He's got quite a nice collection of contact lenses now. I think it's irresponsible of this pop star to change now. I'm not having my boy dress up in Terylene trousers and cardigans" he added.