Taylor announced on Facebook Friday afternoon that he had undergone a last-minute spinal surgery and was recovering. He thanked SLIPKNOT‘s fans for “having [his] back” and supporting him as the group postponed its trek that was supposed to start next Thursday, June 9 in West Valley City, Utah.
He later tweeted that he “basically broke [his] neck a while back and didn’t realize it.” He added that he had to have a disc replaced and needed some additional work on his vertebrae.
Earlier today, Taylor told the people who suggested that the surgery could be part of a more serious health problem to “calm down”. He wrote: “Enough with the conspiracy theories. I quit smoking because I wanted to. I had emergency surgery because shit came up during my physical.”
Twelve SLIPKNOT shows are being rescheduled for August, with the tour now kicking off on June 28 in Nashville.
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