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Murderdolls guitarist cuts short gig due to tinnitus

By | Published on Tuesday 1 February 2011

Murder Dolls

Slipknot drummer and Murderdolls guitarist Joey Jordison has explained to fans why he cut short a Murderdolls gig in Bordeaux last week.

Writing on the band’s website, Jordison said: “I want to clear up what exactly happened. I have a condition with my ears called tinnitus, which in my case is very severe, and has been causing me excruciating pain for two years now. That night in Bordeaux, my tinnitus was at an extreme. I wanted to come out and play the best show that I could. However, due to technical difficulties, and high-end feedback that persisted in the monitors, the pain within my ears became unbearable”.

He continued: “I tried to attempt to play after I walked off the first time but it got worse. I’m okay, but I have to watch my ears so as not to cause any permanent damage. I want to apologise to the fans in attendance in Bordeaux, I meant no disrespect whatsoever and I hope that my fans understand this”.

Murderdolls begin a UK tour tomorrow, which coincidentally will see them performing on these shore throughout Tinnitus Awareness Week next week.

Organised by the British Tinnitus Association, the week-long drive aims to raise awareness of the condition, how to prevent it and how to cope with it. In his role as ambassador for the charity, CMU columnist and Xfm presenter Eddy Temple-Morris has arranged a free consultation with hearing specialists and a big discount on professional, custom-made earplugs. These are some of the best things you could possibly spend your money on. Better even than Jaffa Cakes.

To find out how to claim your discount, and to read Eddy’s column on this year’s Tinnitus Awareness Week, click here.