Corey Taylor Injures Foot Onstage At Slipknot Show – But Carries On Playing Anyway

An oxygen tank landed on Corey Taylor's foot as he was walking onstage for a Slipknot gig, but he didn't let that stop him.

Corey Taylor Injures Foot Onstage At Slipknot Show – But Carries On Playing Anyway
Nat Wood

Slipknot's live shows are the stuff of legend, with each member of the Iowa titans suffering to numerous degrees for their art – from broken bones to cuts, bruises and burns. And while DJ Sid Wilson and percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan have arguably had it the worst, frontman Corey Taylor has also seen his fair share of grim injuries across the band's 20-plus-year career.

While recently wrapping up the European leg of Slipknot's epic We Are Not Your Kind World Tour last month, #8 was gearing up for the show and walking onstage when an oxygen tank fell on his foot, leading him to worry that he'd actually broken it.

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Naturally, Corey didn't let it faze him, telling the crowd in Helsinki, Finland, "As I was coming up to the 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.

"There's no way that we're not fucking playing this fucking show, I'm just letting you know," he added to much applause from the audience. "I may have to hobble around, and just fight through it. But I'm gonna give you everything I've got, god damn it."

Corey also added that the ’Knot's European run was one of "the best fucking tours" the band have ever had, so it's no wonder he wanted to fight through the pain to see the tour come to an end the right way.

Hell yeah.

Corey's wife Alicia later reassured fans that all was well, and there are no broken bones.

"No, Corey didn’t break anything!" she tweeted. "An oxygen tank that was stored on a case fell on his foot as he was walking on stage. Yeah it hurt, that’s like a frozen turkey landing on your foot. But he powered through like the beast he is – iced it, and was alright the next day, just sore."


Catch Slipknot live this year (with all feet in tact, hopefully) at the following dates:

Slipknot world tour 2020


30 Syracuse, NY, St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
31 Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center


2 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
4 Quebec City, QC, Centre Videotron
5 Montreal, QC, Centre Bell
6 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
8 Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
10 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
12 Memphis, TN, FedExForum
14 Orlando, FL, Amway Center
15 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
17 Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
18 Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
20 Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
22 Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
23 Austin, TX, Germania Insurance Amphitheater
25 The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


31 Cologne, Germany – Stadium


1 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
7 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne
10 Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest At Sea
22 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK

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