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Corey Taylor tests positive for COVID-19: I’m very, very sick”

In a video message for this weekend’s Astronomicon event (at which he was due to appear) Corey Taylor says, I should be okay – it’s the flu. I’m vaccinated, so I’m not worried…”

After reaching the end of his CMFT summer tour, Corey Taylor has dropped out of his appearances at this weekend’s pop culture event Astronomicon due to testing positive for COVID-19.

In a video message posting on the Michigan convention’s Facebook page, the Slipknot frontman said on August 20: I wish I had better news. I woke up today and tested positive, and I’m very, very sick. So I’m not gonna be able to make it this weekend.” (Transcribed via Blabbermouth)

Corey continued: And I am absolutely devastated. I am 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.

Read this: Slipknot’s new album: Everything we know so far

So, everybody, be safe out there. And thank you so much. And I will see you again, I promise.”

The Astronomicon organisers also shared the following message regarding Corey’s positive test: Maintaining everyone’s health and safety is paramount in these times. COVID is no joke and can effect anyone, even those who have been vaccinated. Sadly, this includes celebrities. We have just received news via this video message from Corey Taylor, who will sadly no longer be able to make it this weekend. 

We wish Corey a speedy recovery and we urge everyone to remain vigilant. If you’re coming to Astronomicon, please remember to wear a mask to keep yourself and everyone at the event safe.”

Get well soon, Corey!

Read this: The hate is definitely back”: The turbulent story of Slipknot’s All Hope Is Gone

Posted on August 22nd 2021, 7:58a.m.
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