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Slipknot’s Jim Root latest band member to have back surgery

By | Published on Friday 7 October 2016


Hey, so if you are hoping not to have your back cut up by some surgeons any time soon, probably avoid being a member of Slipknot. After frontman Corey Taylor underwent spinal surgery earlier this year, guitarist Jim Root has now had to take time out for a round of back repairs.

Posting on Instagram post-surgery this week, Root wrote: “Seems as if fractured vertebrae and haemorrhaged disks are an occupational hazard for metal bands. So, early in the morning after Louder Than Life [festival] in Louisville, I flew out for disk replacement surgery. Had the procedure this morning and other than being a bit sore and spun out from jet lag and Norco’s [painkillers], it’s all good”.

He added: “Although I won’t be as ‘mobile’ onstage as before, I’m looking very forward to the upcoming Knotfest shows and places we’ll be going in between”.

Knotfest Mexico takes place on 15-16 Oct, followed by Knotfest Japan on 5-6 Nov. In between are sandwiched tour dates in South America, New Zealand and Australia.