Corey Taylor “Doing Well” After Covid-19 Diagnosis
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor revealed last Friday, August 20, that he had come down with Covid-19, saying in a video message that he was “very, very sick” with flu-like symptoms, but adding that he “should be okay” because he’s fully vaccinated.
Cut to just a couple of days later and Taylor is already on the mend. Corey’s wife, Alicia — who performs in the rock n’ roll dance troupe Cherry Bombs — posted an update on Twitter yesterday, explaining that the couple are quarantining from one another but Corey’s prognosis is good. She posted:
“Wanted to give you guys an update:
“Corey is doing well and thanks everyone for the sweet thoughts and messages. ????
“Ready to get him home as soon as it’s safe, so I can take care of him! ????
“He (very luckily) hasn’t lost his sense of taste or smell so I send him stupid amounts of snacks, hydration powders, and yummy desserts. ????”
Corey revealed the Covid-19 diagnosis in a video last Friday explaining why he wouldn’t be able to make his scheduled appearance at Astronomicon in Ann Arbor, MI. He said:
“I hope everybody’s well. I wish I had better news. I woke up today and tested positive and I’m very, very sick. So I’m not going to be able to make it this weekend and I’m absolutely devastated. I’m so sorry. I hope everyone has a good time and I promise you I will absolutely try to get back there as soon as I can.
“I should be okay, it’s the flu. I’m vaccinated, so I’m not worried. But I certainly wouldn’t want to spread it to anyone else. So, everybody be safe out there and thank you so much. And I will see you again, I promise.”
So-called “breakthrough” infections in vaccinated individuals having grabbing headlines lately but remain rare. The three vaccines available in the U.S. are between 66% and 95% effective at preventing infection, and of the 168 million people in the country who were vaccinated as of August 16, the C.D.C. tallied just 9,716 patients with Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough infections who were hospitalized or died (0.00578%).
Taylor is just the latest to join an ever-growing list of artists that have had to cancel shows or entire tours due to the ongoing pandemic, including Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Korn, the Foo Fighters, Buckcherry, Limp Bizkit, Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, Intronaut, Pop Evil, The Skull, Alesana, Light the Torch and possibly Red Fang.
Slipknot will bring their own Knotfest festival to their native Iowa in September, then embark on a tour with Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange opening immediately thereafter. Here are the dates:
Sep. 25 – Des Moines, IA – National Balloon Classic Field (Knotfest Iowa) [tickets]
Sep. 28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 01 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center [tickets]
Oct. 02 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
Oct. 03 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 05 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse [tickets]
Oct. 08 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
Oct. 09 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre [tickets]
Oct. 10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
Oct. 12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
Oct. 13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [tickets]
Oct. 15 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park [tickets]
Oct. 17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
Oct. 19 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 22 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [tickets]
Oct. 23 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 24 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP [tickets]
Oct. 28 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 29 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Code Orange) [tickets]
Oct. 30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
Nov. 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
Nov. 02 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]
Nov. 05 – Los Angeles, CA — Banc of California Stadium (Knotfest Los Angeles) [tickets]