Slipknot drummer and Murderdolls guitarist Joey Jordison has revealed why he stormed off stage in Bordeaux, France on January 27.
Fan-filmed YouTube footage, which has since been taken offline, show the guitarist remove his guitar and hurl it at the drumkit before leaving the stage.
"I want to clear up what exactly happened," writes Jordison in an online post. "I have a condition with my ears called tinnitus [a loud, persistent ringing cause by repeated exposure to loud noises], which in my case is very severe, and has been causing me excruciating pain for two years now. That night in Bordeaux, my tinnitus was at an extreme. I wanted to come out and play the best show that I could. However due to technical difficulties, and high-end feedback that persisted in the monitors, the pain within my ears became unbearable.
"I tried to attempt to play after I walked off the first time but it got worse," he continues. "I'm okay, but I have to watch my ears so as not to cause any permanent damage. I want to apologise to the fans in attendance in Bordeaux, I meant no disrespect whatsoever and I hope that my fans understand this."
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