Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has undergone “unplanned spinal surgery”.
The maggot master updated fans on the sitch from his hospital bed, revealing that he’d been rushed under the knife but is now “recovering nicely”.
But due to the gnarly nature of the procedure, CT is going to need a few more weeks of R&R before he’s fighting fit again and – as a result – Slipknot have been forced to postpone the first two weeks of their US tour with Marilyn Manson.
In a Facebook note to fans, Taylor explained:
Regretfully, I’m sending this to our fans to inform you that we will be postponing the first couple of weeks of our upcoming U.S tour. Unfortunately, I had to undergo an unplanned spinal surgery. I am recovering nicely, and all went well! I need a little recovery time before hitting the stage. We will start the summer tour in Nashville on 6/28 and continue as previously scheduled. An update on the rescheduled dates will be available in the next few days. I hope you all understand and thanks for always having my back!
At this point, the frontman has yet to give us any explanation about why he needed emergency surgery on his spine.
As far as we’re aware, spinal surgery is kind of a big deal, and we wouldn’t be surprised if years of heavy duty touring had done a number on Taylor’s back.
But look, the problem mustn’t be anything too major if the Slipknot leader will be back in action by the end of the month.
Get well soon, big dog!
ICYMI: Slipknot will be touring Australia this October, and there’s been nothing to indicate that any of those dates will be affected by Taylor’s surgery.
UPDATE 06/06/16: Corey Taylor has revealed he didn’t even realise he had broken his neck until he underwent a routine physical. He’s also hit back at suggestions that his injury was sustained through smoking, headbanging and, uh, giving blowjobs.