Corrosion of Conformity Drummer Reed Mullin Suffers Alcohol-Related Seizure, Leaves Lamb of God Tour


Corrosion of Conformity are just finishing up a tour with Lamb of God and Clutch, but it looks like CoC drummer Reed Mullin will have to miss the final days of the US trek.

Mullin suffered an alcohol-related seizure just before the band took the stage in Edmonton last night. Clutch’s Jean-Paul Gaster and Lamb of God’s Chris Adler filled in for Mullin, and the band will finish the remaining dates without him.

According to CoC bassist Mike Dean, Mullin’s phsyical state has been deteriorating for a while:

“This was preceded by prolonged, extreme and unhealthy levels of alcohol consumption, not taking care of himself and who-knows-what else.

“Reed has been unwell for a while and we are praying he gets the help he needs and that he seek treatment for alcohol and drug dependency, not to mention general lifestyle assistance.

“We are leaving Reed with the medical experts in Edmonton and pressing on with the help of Jean Paul Gaster and Chris Adler, who quickly learned some songs.

“The show went on and will go on but we will not enable Reed to continue killing himself on our watch.

“Again we ask everyone for prayers for Reed and understanding for our predicament.”

Yeesh. On the one hand, those are harsh words about one’s bandmate. On the other, it sounds like Mullin has been putting his friends and bandmates through a lot lately, and we’d rather hear someone’s friend speak some harsh truths than stand by while they commit long-form suicide. It takes some really shitty living to cause you to have a seizure. At least Dean is being upfront about the situation.

Most importantly, we hope Mullin gets the help he needs. Our hearts go out to him and his loved ones.

[via TeamRock]

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