Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor carried off by security after passing out onstage – video

But the singer tweets that he is fine and just got a touch overheated

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has reassured fans that he is fine after he fainted onstage in Dallas and had to be carried off by security.

Taylor, who is currently touring with Slipknot as part of the travelling Rockstar Mayhem festival, was performing with the band at Dallas’s Gexa Energy Pavilion on Tuesday (July 10) when he passed out from heat exhaustion. You can watch footage of the incident at the bottom of the page.

Fortunately the collapse didn’t become a major medical issue and the singer was not taken to hospital. Later, Taylor reassured fans that he was fine with the following Twitter message: “Hello everyone. I’m fine – just overheated in Dallas last night. Ready and waiting for Houston! Thank you to everyone for your concerns!”

Yesterday (July 11), Slipknot announced plans to broadcast their closing performance at their own Stateside Knotfest festival via a pay-per-view streaming site.

Next month the band will host two one-day events, the first on August 17 at Mid America Motorplex, Council Bluffs, Iowa and the second on August 18 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset on the Wisconsin/Minnesota border. They will stream their closing set on the second date via TODOCAST and Synergy Global Entertainment.

The streaming site will launch on August 11 – for more information and sign up details, visit:

Slipknot release their new ‘Best Of’ compilation ‘Antennas To Hell’ on July 23. It features a total of 19 tracks, including classic singles ‘Wait And Bleed’, ‘Left Behind’, ‘Duality’ and ‘Psychosocial’. The album, which comprises tracks selected from Slipknot’s four studio albums as well as remixes and live cuts, also comes with notes on their career, a DVD of their live show at 2009’s Download Festival and a series of Slipknot video montages.

Earlier this year, Slipknot told NME that they will enter the studio in early 2013 to record the follow-up to their fourth album, 2008’s ‘All Hope Is Gone’. Sid Wilson of Slipknot said that the band would begin recording as soon as Taylor had completed his touring with side project Stone Sour.