NewsJune 13, 2016 8:29 PM ET23,007 views

Joey Jordison says disease stopped him from playing for Slipknot

While accepting an award at tonight's (Monday, June 13) Golden Gods Awards, former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison revealed that he was battling a neurological disorder at the "end" of his career with the band from which he was allegedly fired in 2013. Jordison had this to say (transcription via Blabbermouth):
"Towards [the] end of my career in Slipknot — and I want you all to give praise to them as well. We accomplished a lot in life, every one of them, and I wish them nothing but luck and the best of praises. Cause what we created in the basements of Des Moines, Iowa will never be matched. It's one thing that is fucking absolutely fucking unbeatable. I love those guys very much… Towards the end of my career in Slipknot, I got really, really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis, I lost my legs. I couldn't play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I don't wish on my worst enemy. I got myself back up, and I got myself in the gym, and I got myself back in fucking therapy to fucking beat this shit. And if I could do it, you could do it. It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, more than fucking anything. "To people with multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, or anything like that, I am living proof that you can fucking beat that shit. And fucking metal and all of these fans will do it for you. This is the fucking world right here. You can beat this shit; no joke. Just the fact that metal lives in your heart, you can fucking accomplish anything."



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