Enlarge An oxygen tank fell on Taylor's foot before the band's show in Helsinki, but he rocked it anyway, like a true warrior.

Watch: Corey Taylor Broke His Foot, Played a Slipknot Show Anyway


Is there any doubt that Corey Taylor, the only person in metal who matters, is an absolute warrior who can fight through pain, persevere through suffering and give his fans the ROCK AND ROLL they deserve in spite of severe injury?? Of course not!!

And so: after an oxygen tank fell on Corey’s foot prior to Slipknot’s show in Helsinki, Finland this past Monday, February 24, the visibly-hobbled frontman limped to the front of the stage, got up on the riser and addressed the audience:

“I’m just gonna let you in on a little something. As I was coming up on stage an oxygen tank fell from a case and landed on my foot and I’m fairly certain I have broken bones in my foot. So… there’s no way that we’re not fucking playing this fucking show, I’m just letting you know. I may have to hobble around and just fight through it, but I’m gonna give you everything I’ve got god dammit, you gonna give me everything you’ve fucking got?”

In footage of the show captured by a fan which shows the above speech as well as the band’s subsequent performance of “Nero Forte,” Corey stays glued to the center of the stage, certainly not his usual, energetic self. It’s nights like those on which Corey must not mind splitting his paycheck with two additional percussionists who can get out in front and entertain the audience in his stead. Taylor hasn’t since verified that his foot is actually broken, but either way, it’s clear he was in a lot of pain.

Have a look at the footage below. Slipknot just wrapped up their European tour and have the following dates scheduled in Asia, North America, then back to Europe for a handful of fests:

Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan (festival)
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan (festival)
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest (festival)
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic Festival (festival)
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium

May 16 – Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival (festival)

With A Day to Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange:

May 30 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]
May 31 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
June 02 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden [tickets]
June 04 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron [tickets]
June 05 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell [tickets]
June 06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage [tickets]
June 08 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
June 10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena [tickets]
June 12 Memphis, TN – FedExForum [tickets]
June 14 Orlando, FL – Amway Center [tickets]
June 15 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
June 18 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 20 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 22 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
June 23 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
June 25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]

Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air (festival)
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea (festival)
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK (festival)

[via Loudwire]

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