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News |  24 Jun 2015 14:02 |  By IANS

Songs are not suicidal, feels Marilyn Manson

MUMBAI: Marilyn Manson has spoken about the misconception that if artists write songs which appears to be suicidal, it does not mean they are going to kill themselves.

The ‘Sweet Dreams’ hitmaker, who has spoken outwardly about self-harm in the past, has assured fans he is not suicidal and that if he was to take his own life, he would "take everyone" with him, reports

"You might mistake a song for being suicidal, but that's a state of thought. It's the whole point of art rather than doing something, you just express it," he said at the Cannes Lions advertising festival on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, he shot down any rumours that he was considering taking his life.

The metal singer/ songwriter said, "If I die and you read that I commit suicide, they lied. Because if I was going to do that I would take everyone with me."

Meanwhile, the star also said he does not "like being a celebrity" and is not certain if he has "outgrown the spotlight".

He added, "I don't like being a celebrity. It's difficult because you don't want to become a caricature of yourself, and you don't want to be a cliche... sometimes I wonder if I have outgrown the spotlight."