Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor suffered a fall at his band’s gig in Atlanta, Georgia last night (Wednesday, June 29), just weeks after revealing that he recently broke his neck.
Taylor returned to the band’s US tour on Tuesday (June 28), playing a show in Nashville. 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.
The singer’s second show back took place last night at Atlanta’s Lakewood Amphitheatre and , as Blabbermouth reports, it didn’t go completely to plan.
Gig-goers reportedly said that Taylor – who wore a neck brace for the performance – “took a hard fall” during the gig and “couldn’t walk when they picked him up”. He was then rushed backstage following the incident.
“Throughout the show he was clearly in pain from his neck but still clearly gave it all he could,” one fan reportedly said. “He was shaking and looked to not be in a good way as they pulled him off.”
However, Taylor himself later took to Twitter to tell fans not to “worry” and that he was “okay”. He also called the fall “one for the ages”, adding “DAMN it hurt”. See that tweet below.
ATL: haha don't worry, I'm okay! I THINK that fall was one for the ages haha! DAMN it hurt- but DAMN what a crowd! See you again soon!#CMFT
— Panickin’ Skywalker (@CoreyTaylorRock) June 30, 2016
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.