Slipknot singer Corey Taylor recently shared a video on social media explaining the reason behind the cancellation of his previously scheduled North American solo tour.
“I decided to make this video in response to a lot of the feedback that came out after I announced that I would be carrying on with my Southeast Asia run. Originally, that was supposed to be mentioned in the statement that I released relating to my mental health lapse,” Taylor explained.
“I, over the last year, have had a complete and utter breakdown of boundaries, mental health, ego, entitlement, the whole nine yards, culminating in a very, very real, very near relapse that. I kind of don’t recognize myself,” he said. “So, again, I wanted to address this and just tell people that I needed time to reset, I needed time to start working on my heart and my mind and get straight. The reason I’m keeping the Southeast Asia run, it’s literally four shows, it’s literally a week. I’m gonna see how I do with that and just take it day by day, basically. I’m working on self-care right now, getting the help that I need and surrounding myself with my family.”
Taylor thanked his fans for their love and concern, adding, “It’s a long road and I don’t know what’s at the end of it, but I look forward to it. I have gratitude for it, and I hope you can show me some patience.”
Early this month, Taylor canceled his North American solo tour, citing “mental and physical health” issues.
The trek, which was scheduled to feature support from Des Rocs and Jigsaw Youth, was due to kick off on February 3 in Toronto and conclude on March 3 in Omaha, Nebraska.
“For the past several months my mental and physical health have been breaking down, and I reached a place that was unhealthy for my family and I,” Taylor said on Instagram. “I know this decision will come as a shock to some and may be regarded as unpopular by others – but after taking a hard look at where I am and where I was going, I need to pull myself back and be home with my family for the time being. Those of you who bought tickets and VIP packages for this upcoming run will get a full refund.”
Taylor completed European and North American tours in 2023 in support of his sophomore solo album, CMF2, which was released on September 15 under his own label imprint Decibel Cooper Recordings.
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