Corey Taylor

Slipknot Frontman Corey Taylor Tests Positive For COVID-19: “I Woke Up Today And Tested Positive, And I’m Very, Very Sick”


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and in turn has scrapped his planned appearance at this weekend’s ‘Astronomicon 4‘ convention in Ann Arbor, MI. Taylor himself had previously been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and has been a vocal proponent of getting vaccinated for the disease.

Taylor also just wrapped up the second leg of his solo tour last night, August 19th in Denver, CO and was one of the first established artists to take to the road amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For that first leg of the trek he implemented a blanket safety policy that imposed specific safety protocols throughout the tour regardless of local and state guidelines.

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In a video message shared earlier today, Taylor stated:

“I wish I had better news. I woke up today and tested positive, and I’m very, very sick. So I’m not gonna be able to make it this weekend. And 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 there as soon as I can. I should be okay — it’s the flu. I’m vaccinated, so I’m not worried. But I certainly wouldn’t want to spread it to anyone else. So, everybody be safe out there. And thank you so much. And I will see you again, I promise.”


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