Slipknot are having a rough season in terms of team injuries. The latest comes from guitarist Jim Root, who has revealed he copped a serious back injury after a recent performance, which required immediate surgery to correct.
Taking to social media, Root explains that at some stage during their headline performance at Louder Than Life festival this week, he fell victim to “fractured vertebrae”, adding that “haemorrhaged disks are an occupational hazard for metal bands”, so he’s clearly taking it all in good humour.
Root pulled off the disk replacement surgery in record timing, and is already on the mend. He says, “Other than being a bit sore and spun out from jet lag and Norco’s it’s all good.”
The repercussions are a bit unclear at the moment. Root explains he won’t be “as mobile” on stage as before, but it’s unclear for how long, and there’s no rest for the wicked.
Root and company will honour all previously announced tour dates, including their upcoming adventure down under.
Catch Jim Root’s post-surgery Instagram post, below.
It's been awhile since I've posted… a quick update before I disappear again. First of all, many many thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate it. 2nd of all… seems as if fractured vertebrae and hemorrhaged disks are an occupational hazard for metal bands. So. Early in the morning after Louder Than Life in Louisville I flew out for disk replacement surgery. Had the procedure this morning and other than being a bit sore and spun out from jet lag and Norco's it's all good. Although I won't be as "mobile" onstage as before I'm looking very forward to the upcoming Knotfest shows and places we'll be going in between… And lastly. That wasn't quick. I spent way too much time typing all this out and most of you guys will lose interest and probably not even read the entire thing! Dicks. this message brought to you by Norco narcotics. See ya…. #neckbreaker #ughlife #knotfest #yermother #sweetfuckinbooties.