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Joey Jordison Reveals He Suffered From Neurological Disorder Amid His Departure From Slipknot


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Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has spoken out publicly about his departure from the band back in 2013. While accepting ‘The Golden God‘ award at tonight’s (June 12th) Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards‘, Jordison offered:

“Towards my end of my career in Slipknot—and I want you all to give praise to them as well. We accomplished a lot in life, every one of them, and I wish them nothing but luck and the best of praises.

What we created, in the basements of Des Moines, Iowa, will never be matched. It’s one thing that’s fucking absolutely unbeatable. I love those guys very much…”

“I got really really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis, I lost my legs. I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

I got myself back up, and I got myself in the gym and I got myself back in fucking therapy, to fucking beat this shit. And, if I could do it, you could do it. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, more than fucking anything. To people with multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, anything like that, I am living proof that you can fucking beat that shit.

And, fucking metal and all of these fans will do it for you. This is the fucking world ride right here. Thank you so fucking much. To my lady, Amanda! You can beat this shit, no joke. Just the fact that metal lives in your heart, you can fucking accomplish anything.”

You can watch the speech at around 16:30 into the below video. Jordison has since been rather busy, with current outfits, Sinsaenum and VIMIC.

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