Slipknot's Clown Tears Bicep Tendon Onstage, Shares Video of Incident
"You can pinpoint the exact frame where Clown completely tore the bicep tendon from the radial tuberosity with proximal retraction, proximal to the coronoid fossa of the humerus"
Published Nov 12, 2021Slipknot drummer Clown — aka M. Shawn Crahan — tore a bicep tendon during a performance at the band's Knotfest Los Angeles on November 5.
Crahan was forced to miss Slipknot's show at Welcome to Rockville last night (November 11) as he underwent surgery for the tattered and torn bicep on the same day.
In an Instagram post that featured footage of the incident, Crahan said:
If you look close enough you can pinpoint the exact frame where clown completely tore the bicep tendon from the radial tuberosity with proximal retraction, proximal to the coronoid fossa of the humerus.
With that being said, you may have realized I was not on stage in Florida with my brothers and my culture tonight. For this fact I am saddened.
I had surgery today in Los Angeles, everything went great and I am recovering peacefully.
I can't express how happy and blessed I am to have been able to come back to touring after all that we as a community have been through the last couple years. And I promise we will see you all very soon. Thank you.
In the video, you can see Crahan repeatedly hitting a barrel with a baseball point — after one particular swing, he drops briefly to a crouch with his head in his hands before recovering.
See the Instagram post below.