Marilyn Manson claims his marriage to Dita von Teese left him soulless.
The 38-year-old goth rocker says his relationship with the burlesque
dancer - who he tied the knot with in 2005 - ended because she tried to
change him and left him "destroyed".
He told America's Spin magazine: "She said she tolerated my lifestyle
because she hoped I would change. She threatened to leave if I didn't. I was
sleeping on the couch in my own home. I was no longer supposed to be a rock
star. I was someone who had to be apologized for. I wasn't prepared to be
alone. I came out of this naked, a featherless bird. I was completely
destroyed. I had no soul left."
Manson has praised new love 19-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood for helping
him recover from his unhappy marriage and split from Dita.
He added: "Evan is nothing less than a muse. It might sound strange, but
this made me want to live."