Slipknot’s Corey Taylor ‘very sick’ with Covid despite vaccination

Slipknot rocker Corey Taylor has tested positive for Covid-19, revealing he is ‘very sick’ despite being vaccinated.

The 47-year-old had been due to perform at the Astronomicon event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday, but announced he would not make it as he was self-isolating. 

In a Facebook video, Corey said: ‘I hope everybody’s well, I wish I had better news. I woke up today and tested positive, and I’m very, very sick. 

‘I am absolutely devastated, I am so sorry. I hope everyone has a good time, and I promise you I will absolutely try to get back out there as soon as I can.’ 

He continued: ‘I should be okay — it’s just the flu. I’m vaccinated so I’m not worried, but I certainly would not want to spread it to anyone else, so, everybody be safe out there.

‘I will see you again, promise.’ 

Organisers of the event wished Corey a speedy recovery and wrote in the caption of the video: ‘Maintaining everyone’s health and safety is paramount in these times. Covid is no joke and can effect anyone, even those who have been vaccinated. 

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‘Sadly, this includes celebrities. We have just received news via this video message from Corey Taylor, who will sadly no longer be able to make it this weekend.’ 

They added: ‘We wish Corey a speedy recovery and we urge everyone to remain vigilant. If you’re coming to Astronomicon, please remember to wear a mask to keep yourself and everyone at the event safe.’ 

Corey has been busy performing this summer on his CMF Tour after releasing his debut solo album CMFT in October. 

The musician recently explained how he planned on making the shows Covid-safe, telling Rolling Stone: ‘We’ll be taking as many precautions as we can: the usual social distancing, pod seating (sectioned off area with an allotted number of people who came together allowed inside), temperature checks, waivers signed at the door, masks in place everywhere but your pod. 

‘We’re encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as well before the tour.’ 

Corey’s Covid diagnosis comes weeks after Slipknot founding member, Joey Jordison, died in his sleep at the age of 46. A cause of death has not been revealed.

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