Charles Manson, the 82-year-old former cult leader who's currently serving nine-consecutive life sentences, is being treated in a hospital in Bakersfield, California for an undisclosed medical condition according to the Los Angeles Times.
While there's no word on what his condition truly is (primarily because the sources speaking on his situation are remaining anonymous), this has to be far from the ideal way Manson wanted to be allowed to leave prison. He's been denied parole 12 times since 1979 for the murders of seven people (including Sharon Tate, who was married to director Roman Polanski) in 1969. Manson was originally sentenced to death, but due to the death penalty being overturned in 1972, his sentence was commuted to life in prison with possibility for parole.
While we wait for more information regarding what exactly is going on with Manson, here's a taste of how Twitter reacted to the news of his illness.
RT if you thought Charles Manson was trending because he's a cabinet pick.— Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler) January 4, 2017
Charles Manson's just trying to get out of playing the inauguration.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 4, 2017
When Charles Manson gets better healthcare than a lot of Americans, you know there's something wrong with the system.— Julie Y (@JulieEY) January 4, 2017
I appreciate the gesture, 2017, but it's gonna take more than a seriously ill Charles Manson to make me trust you.— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) January 4, 2017
If Charles Manson is our first big death of 2017, then we're off to a damn good start.— Lindsey (@lindseyLuv80) January 4, 2017
The nurse assigned to Charles Manson like : pic.twitter.com/yk7tA2Cxr7— Matthew Kick (@MatthewKick) January 4, 2017
I didn't pay close attention but it seems like Charles Manson is the new leader of the alt-right?— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 4, 2017
Twitter will forever stay savage; never change.