Metal band perform at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville


Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has returned to the band’s US tour just weeks after revealing that he recently broke his neck.

The singer wore a neck brace as he performed live with the metal collective at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee last night (June 28).

The band were forced to postpone dates on their North American tour by almost three weeks after Taylor underwent “unplanned spinal surgery” and he later explained to fans that he had “basically” broken his neck and needed to have a disc replaced and work done on his vertebrae.

Returning to the stage he declared: “Let’s address the elephant in the room: I fucking broke my neck. But there was no way I wasn’t coming to Nashville to do this show,” before later adding: “It sure is weird playing with this pillow on my neck.” You can watch footage of Taylor performing with the band below.

Before the show, he posted a selfie on Twitter which stated: “1st day back: Nashville. Haven’t smoked in 2 months. Broken neck, weird scar. Not enough coffee. #timetowork”

Taylor previously admitted he actually broke his neck “a while back”, but hadn’t realised it until the pain became so severe that he had to admit himself to hospital.

The tour, which ends on August 5, is Slipknot and Marilyn Manson’s first joint tour together. There are no shows outside North America on the tour, which also features Of Mice And Men.

Taylor recently revealed that he is to be a guest on an episode of the forthcoming series of QI on BBC2, appearing with comedians Ross Noble, Aisling Bea and Alan Davies as well as new host Sandi Toksvig.