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Slipknot Halt Show as Bassist Alessandro Venturella is Rushed to the Hospital

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Alessandro Venturella SlipknotUpdate, 4:55 pm: Venutrella is alright! Says Slipknot (via Metal Injection)…

“After a medical emergency during last night’s show, we are relieved to let everyone know that our bass player, Alex ‘V-Man’ Venturella, is well on the road to recovery. Alex collapsed mid-set after feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure was taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from severe dehydration. After recuperating overnight, he has now been discharged from hospital and is on his way back to his Slipknot family. All being well, Alex will be back onstage with us tomorrow in Mansfield, MA. We thank everyone who reached out with messages and well wishes for Alex and we look forward to be being back at full tilt for the rest of the Summer’s Last Stand tour.”

Original story follows below.

The maggots at Slipknot’s show in Hartford, CT this past Saturday evening, August 2, were given quite a scare: the band was forced to halt the concert just a few songs into their set so that bassist Alessandro Venturella (also of Krokodil fame) could be rushed to the hospital. The rest of the band came back after twenty minutes and completed the show as an octet. Fan-filmed footage of vocalist Corey Taylor explaining the situation to the crowd can be seen below (starting at 2:42):

No additional details have been released at this time, but we should know more soon: Slipknot are set to play in Boston tonight.

[via Metal Injection]

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