Published Jun 30, 2016After already facing painful back issues owing to an emergency surgery this spring, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor took a hard fall during a concert in Atlanta last night (June 29) and had to be escorted offstage.
The tumble took place at the end of the group's encore at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood. Fan-footage of the falls shows that Taylor, who has been performing shows wearing a back brace, tried to hop up on a vocal monitor, but ended up misdirecting his jump and falling onto the stage. Gimp-masked turntablist Sid Wilson (a.k.a. #0) rushed over to check on his bandmate before a pair of stagehands helped Taylor up. As you can see, Taylor was hobbling on his way backstage.
Taylor had been advised earlier this month by doctors to not "headbang" or jump around onstage, but the fall was apparently only a minor setback to his recovery. He's not taking any time off from the tour.
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— Jalapeno Throat, LLC (@CoreyTaylorRock) June 30, 2016
As previously reported, Slipknot's current North American tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men was to have started earlier in June, but the dates were pushed a few weeks when Taylor was forced to undergo an emergency surgery to replace a spinal disc. The tour officially kicked off on Tuesday (June 28).
You'll find footage of the fall below, while Slipknot's tour itinerary, which includes a few Canadian stops, can be found here.