Slipknot’s Corey Taylor “Out of the Woods” After Testing Positive for COVID-19, Urges Vaccinations


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Over the weekend, Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and would be unable to make a planned visit at a pop culture convention in Michigan. In a video statement, he detailed the sickness, adding that he was feeling, “very, very sick.”

On Monday afternoon, Taylor returned to social media with an update: He’s doing much better, and is “out of the woods,” so to speak. “The fever’s gone, aches are gone, I’m sweating everything out. I’m still congested, but I am slowly but surely making my way. It shouldn’t be too much longer before I test negative.” 

Taylor took the opportunity with his video statement to urge anybody on the fence to get vaccinated. His video statement came the same day the FDA formally approved the Pfizer vaccine.

“Because I was vaccinated, I truly believe that is what helped me get over the brink. This is the worst I’ve ever been sick in my life, and had I not been vaccinated, I shudder to think how bad it would’ve been. But, because I had that extra little bit of protection, man, it definitely helped me get through it. So, go, go, go get it, if you’re still on the fence, I’m telling you right now — it’s the best thing you can do for yourself.”

Corey Taylor and Slipknot have a host of live performances coming up soon — assuming he does indeed test negative and the shows are able to take place as planned. The shows include headlining performances at Rocklahoma on Sept. 3, Inkcarceration Festival on Sept. 10, Riot Fest in Chicago on Sept. 19, leading into a new installment of the metal band’s Knotfest tour:

Sat 9/25/2021 Des Moines, IA National Balloon Classic Field*
Tue 9/28/2021 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Wed 9/29/2021 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Fri 10/1/2021 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sat 10/2/2021 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 10/3/2021 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue 10/5/2021 Syracuse, NY St. Josephs Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Fri 10/8/2021 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sat 10/9/2021 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
Sun 10/10/2021 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue 10/12/2021 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Wed 10/13/2021 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Fri 10/15/2021 Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park
Sun 10/17/2021 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Tue 10/19/2021 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Wed 10/20/2021 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Fri 10/22/2021 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sat 10/23/2021 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 10/24/2021 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Tue 10/26/2021 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
Thu 10/28/2021 Del Valle, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Fri 10/29/2021 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**
Sat 10/30/2021 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Mon 11/1/2021 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Tue 11/2/2021 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri 11/5/2021 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium

*Knotfest Festival


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