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Joey Jordison: “I Didn’t Quit Slipknot. I Would Never Have Quit Slipknot, Ever.”


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Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison still isn’t entirely sure why he got fired from the band back in 2013. Jordison fell ill at the time around his dismissal and was later diagnosed with transverse myelitis—a neurological condition that induces inflammation of the spinal cord, causing severe pain in some cases as well as weakness and loss of motor skill functions and more.

Speaking recently with AXS.com, he was asked why the band didn’t publicly address that Jordison was ill at the time of his forced exit. He replied:

“That’s a, you know, really great question, and that’s a hard question to answer as I know that everything is publicized right now so I gotta really watch my words. The thing is, I got visited in the hospital by one member of the band when they all knew I was in there… and next thing you know, I got exited from the band. And I don’t know why. I don’t understand what the deal was. There’s been a bunch of rumors and stuff like, you know, why it was, and it is absolutely untrue… but it’s OK. Life takes you down weird paths… I came back right after I got through with this, and I came back, and I did the festivals, and I killed it. I didn’t quit Slipknot. I would never have quit Slipknot, ever. I just want the fans to know that. It’s important for everyone to know that.”

Jordison also mentioned that the upcoming debut album from one of his current ventures, VIMIC, is tentatively set for “March or early April” with some label negotiations for it still in progress.

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