SLIPKNOT has cancelled all of its previously announced shows in August and September after drummer Joey Jordison was taken to the hospital this past Saturday for undisclosed health reasons. The band initially hoped to be able to resume touring on Sunday, but has now made the decision to call off all remaining dates.
Video footage of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor announcing the cancellation of the band's concert in Seattle on Saturday, August 22 can be viewed below.
Taylor gave a brief video interview to the British mental health charity YoungMinds while in London earlier this month for the Kerrang! Awards. In the clip, Taylor talks about his own problems as a youth and offers advice to troubled young people, saying, "Anything you're feeling right now, no matter how strong you feel it, is temporary. You have incredible lives ahead of you, you have incredible things you can accomplish. If you feel that you will have an amazing life. Do not let anything build a wall to high for you to get over it — I know that might seem very cliched but I've had a lot of friends who've hurt themselves, but all of that stuff is so temporary."
Taylor adds, "You can get through it, you're stronger than you think, you'll always be stronger than you think."
Taylor recently told the Daily Star that he's getting married this November for the second time. His bride-to-be is named Stephanie.
The 35-year-old singer has two children: a daughter named Angie, born in 1992, and a son named Griffin, born in 2002 to Taylor and his first wife, Scarlett. Taylor told The Pulse of Radio a while back that becoming a father changed his life significantly. "It definitely makes you re-evaluate how you live your life," he said. "It definitely makes you realize that, you know, when you have family, it makes you want to try as hard as you can to spend the rest of your life with them, you know?"
SLIPKNOT will release a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue of its 1999 major label debut on September 9.