It was a fiery introduction to Slipknot on the first night of Soundwave 2015 in Birsbane. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
It was a fiery introduction to Slipknot on the first night of Soundwave 2015 in Birsbane. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

The Hard Word: Slipknot singer has broken neck

Slipknot perfom on the first day of Soundwave 2015. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Slipknot perfom on the first day of Soundwave 2015. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Corey Taylor has a broken neck.

"Basically broke my neck a while back & didn't realize it. Had 2 have disc replaced & work on vertebrae. Those 1st shows rescheduled for Aug."

Thankfully, his 'virtually' broken neck will not put the Australian tour in jeopardy.

It will, however, mean his stage performance could be restrained as doctors have ordered him to not headbang.

Judging by his tweet though, the singer should be 90% recovered so the full brutality of the band will be on display.

"Neck Update: follow-up appt w/ Dr was great! For now, no headbanging, jumping. But I'll sing my ass off. Back to 90% 4-6 months, 100%/year."

 

 

Corey Taylor with a neck brace. Photo Contributed
Corey Taylor with a neck brace. Photo Contributed Contributed

SLIPKNOT TOUR:

Fri 28 Oct

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Sat 29 Oct

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Mon 31 Oct

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Metal legends Lamb of God were also announced as being on the tour.

Tickets on sale now from Ticketek under LIvenation.



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