Marilyn Manson's brand of absinthe is so potent his own girlfriend avoids drinking it at all costs.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood celebrated her 20th birthday (07Sep07) with the shock rocker by taking shots of Manson's personal brand called Mansinthe - his own version of the beverage which was banned in the U.S. until last year (07).
She says, "For my birthday, I did one shot to try it, and that was it. I was drunk immediately.
"Being who he is, Manson wanted to make it as strong as it could possibly be, so it's got the highest amount of wormwood that you can have legally. One shot of it, and you're out for the night. Three shots of it, and you're dead.
"I think he agrees with me; you can't drink Mansinthe every day."