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Slipknot bassist rushed to hospital mid-show

Monday, August 03, 2015 6:18 AM PT

Slipknot bassist Alessandro Venturella was taken to the hospital several songs into the band's performance in Hartford, Connecticut last night.

Slipknot left the stage and after roughly ten minutes of confusion amongst concert attendees, frontman Corey Taylor reappeared to announce what was happening:

"I'm sorry to say that our bass player Alex had... something happened, we're not sure what happened... he's been put into an ambulance and is going to the hospital right now as we speak. But, I want you all to make some fucking noise for him – send him some fucking love. We had the choice to come back out here, we've had to modify some shit, but we're going to fuckin' keep on playing. It's what we want, it's what Alex would fucking want."

As such, Slipknot continued their set as an eight-piece.

You can view Taylor's update for the crowd below.


8/3/2015 6:24:54 AM
This happens to most people when they go to Hartford for the first time, can't blame him

8/3/2015 6:26:50 AM
Are all their bass players cursed?
too soon?

8/3/2015 6:31:12 AM
Never too soon.

8/3/2015 6:42:40 AM
KareBare attacked him telepathically

8/3/2015 6:50:23 AM
Continued their set as an 8 piece

8/3/2015 6:51:41 AM
Karebear here, I did it. I am continuing my wrath down the east coast. Noone is safe.

8/3/2015 6:52:01 AM
We got Dat shitty heron up here in ct. Should have had one of the roadies test it idiot. Dat shit kill so many homies.

8/3/2015 6:59:39 AM
Reba here, blew his brains out he passed out midway through 3rd song.

8/3/2015 7:02:08 AM

8/3/2015 7:10:38 AM
Lol @ continued as an 8 piece

8/3/2015 7:10:42 AM
Yeah but do they still have the 3 drummers!!!?????

8/3/2015 7:23:24 AM

8/3/2015 7:33:00 AM
"Continued as an 8 piece"

Guys, it's gonna be tough but we gotta somehow pull through this with a very limited set LOL

8/3/2015 8:23:12 AM
Karebear ate all his extra poop. Karebear sucks

8/3/2015 8:23:56 AM
maybe he suddenly realized he was in Slipknot

8/3/2015 8:24:10 AM
One of their drummers should learn how to play bass...

8/3/2015 8:43:41 AM
This is all Karebear's fault. fcking scum c*nt.

8/3/2015 9:11:23 AM
freddy madball accidentally beat him up instead of weinberg

8/3/2015 9:26:53 AM
I thought they didn't acknowledge the existence of their bass player or drummer?

8/3/2015 9:45:10 AM
The sexual comments about Reba from Code Orange need to stop. I used to be proud when I would see YouTube commenters getting hated on for being sexist jerk, because hardcore is not about that shit. Come on, seriously. You're the same guys who played X-Box Live and told every girl who came online to go "make you a sandwich" and talked horribly to them, and then wondered why more girls didn't play. Reba is an amazing musician and artist, not a piece of meat.

8/3/2015 10:09:17 AM
So the band goes back out there while the bassist waits and bleeds in the amberlamps?

8/3/2015 10:38:26 AM
Would anyone even notice if this band didn't have a bass player? Live or on record?

8/3/2015 10:47:17 AM
Paul gray is stoked

8/3/2015 11:03:04 AM
yea you'd think the keg smasher or some other non essential personnel could hop over to bass for a night but apparently that's just WAY above their pay grade.

8/3/2015 12:11:51 PM
He got sic(sic)

8/4/2015 2:55:49 AM
I didnt know slipknot was a 9 piece