Stone Sour cancel tour dates as drummer Roy Mayorga suffers stroke

But band say sticksman is doing 'great'

Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke after the band’s show last week in Des Moines, Iowa.

In a statement yesterday (May 17) on the band announced that they have pulled all their remaining tour dates following the news. They also said they were hopeful that he would be back to full health soon.

“Our friend and drummer, Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke a couple of nights ago after our show in Des Moines,” they wrote. “He’s doing great and is expected to make a 100 percent recovery. We apologise to all the fans and look forward to getting back out on the road with Roy in the coming months.”

Bands and fans have been sending their well-wishes online to the drummer, who previously worked with Shelter and Soulfly. In a post on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta stated: “Heard about Roy Mayorga, I wanna wish him a speedy recovery and send his family, bandmates and fans positive energy. Keep him in your thoughts!”

Stone Sour are fronted by Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor.