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Corey Taylor opens up about Covid-19 diagnosis

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has provided an update on his health, after recently explaining that he had contracted Covid-19. He confirmed the news last week on Facebook in a video. Now, he has shared a new video on social media informing fans that he is “out of the woods” and on the road to recovery.

“I’m still positive, but the fever’s gone, aches are gone. I’m sweating everything out. I’m still congested, but I’m slowly but surely making my way. It shouldn’t be too much longer before I test negative, so that’s great,” he revealed.

Slipknot’s ‘number 8’ also believes that being fully vaccinated against the virus had reduced the severity of his illness, and encouraged people to get the vaccine if they haven’t already. He gave a definitive take on the illness: “This is the worst I’ve ever been sick in my life. Had I not been vaccinated, I shudder to think how bad it would have been”. 

He continued: “But because I had that extra little bit of protection, it definitely helped me get through it. So, go, go, go. If you’re still on the fence, I’m telling you right now, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself.”

Taylor tested positive after his North American tour supporting his new solo album CMFT. He announced the news after he was forced to cancel his appearance at the Astronomicon pop culture convention in Michigan. In other news, Taylor has been very vocal about concertgoers who refuse to get vaccinated. 

“Do I think it should be a requirement for people to be vaccinated to go to shows? Yes and no. Here’s the thing: there shouldn’t be a mandate, but guess what, man, if you’re going to put people at risk of getting sick, you shouldn’t want to go to a show. That’s common sense,” he told Heavy Consequence.

“And if you do put people at risk, then you’re a fucking asshole, and you shouldn’t be let in anyway.”

Watch Corey Taylor perform ‘Snuff’, below.

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