Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor canceled his appearance at a Michigan pop culture convention this weekend after testing positive for Covid-19.
“I wish I had better news. I woke up today and tested positive, and I’m very, very sick, ”Taylor said in a video posted to social media by Ann Arbor, the Michigan Astronomicon, where the singer was scheduled to appear. Saturday and Sunday.
“So I won’t be able to do it this weekend. And I am absolutely devastated. I am sorry. Hope everyone is having a good time, and I promise I will absolutely try to go back as soon as possible. I should be fine – it’s the flu. I am vaccinated so I am not worried. But I certainly wouldn’t want to pass it on to anyone else. So everyone is safe there. And thank you very much. And I’ll see you again, I promise.
Taylor completed a solo tour in support of his 2020 album CMFT on August 19 in Denver, less than 24 hours before he revealed his diagnosis of Covid-19; an Aug. 11 performance at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – an event officials warned would cause the Delta variant to super-spread – was part of his solo trek concerts.
“Maintaining the health and safety of all is paramount in these times. COVID is no joke and can affect anyone, even those who have been vaccinated. Unfortunately, that includes celebrities, ”Astronomicon organizers wrote on social media. “We wish Corey a speedy recovery and urge everyone to remain vigilant. If you come to the Astronomicon, remember to wear a mask to ensure your safety and the safety of all event attendees.
For now, Slipknot is still scheduled to perform on September 3 at the Rocklahoma Festival, with the band also having booked for headlining sets at the Inkcarceration Fest in Ohio and the Riot Fest in Chicago (replacing Nine Inch Nails) next month before launching into their own American amphitheater. tour this fall.