Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor will not attend Astronomicon this weekend. The singer has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19. However, Taylor believes he will make a full recovery.
Fans hoped to see Taylor on Saturday and Sunday at the Michigan-based pop culture convention. However, he posted a video to Astronomicon’s Facebook page on Friday to deliver the bad news, according to People. In that video, the 47-year-old singer said that he was “absolutely devastated,” about disappointing fans. He had no choice in the matter, though.
“I wish I had better news,” Taylor said in the video, “I woke up this morning and tested positive, and I’m very, very sick.” However, Corey Taylor wanted everyone to know he would see them as soon as possible. “I hope everyone has a good time,” he added, “I promise you I will absolutely try to get back there as soon as I can.”
Taylor Is Vaccinated
Corey Taylor doesn’t want his fans to worry, though. The Slipknot frontman said he was “not worried,” about his current diagnosis. Taylor previously received his COVID vaccine. Most vaccinated individuals who contract COVID-19 experience diminished symptoms due to the antibodies imparted by the shot. However, Taylor is concerned about his fans. In the video, he said that he would not want to risk transmitting the virus to anyone else at the convention. That, combined with the fact that he is feeling poorly led to him canceling this weekend’s convention appearance.
Corey Taylor then added, “Everybody be safe out there,” before reiterating his promise to see his fans again soon.
The organizers of Astronomicon added their own message to the video. They stated that maintaining the health and safety of everyone at the convention is their top priority. They then added, “COVID is no joke and can affect anyone, even those who have been vaccinated. Sadly, this includes celebrities,” before wishing Corey Taylor a speedy recovery.
Corey Taylor Just Finished A Tour
Corey Taylor was on the road promoting his latest solo project, CMFT until very recently. In fact, his final tour stop was the night before he posted the video to Facebook. So, it is impossible to say how many people he passed the virus along to before his positive test.
People noted that Corey Taylor’s tour made a stop at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August 11. Experts say that last year’s 10-day rally caused a massive spike in COVID cases. Experts worry that this year’s rally will cause a spike in the Delta variant of the virus. Over half a million people attended Sturgis this year, up 13 percent from last year’s attendance. When Taylor performed on the 11th, there were over 313,000 people in Sturgis for the event.