Due to an injury and health issues, Corey Taylor confirmed in his most recent X post that he would not be performing solo at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Regarding the cancellation, the musician wrote the following in his statement: “To my Aftershock family and friends: That we won’t be able to perform at Aftershock today makes me incredibly sad. I collapsed on stage during our Los Angeles performance last week, seriously hurting my knee. We are unable to perform since a couple members of our band and crew have COVID, in addition to everything else. He proceeded, expressing his sympathies to those who had COVID: Our team’s and the festivalgoers’ health and safety are of the utmost concern to us. Although we are quite disappointed by this circumstance, we are praying that everyone concerned recovers quickly. We appreciate your fantastic tour and look forward to rocking out with you soon. Taylor experienced a significant setback after undergoing knee surgery in May 2019 and recovering quickly from those procedures.
But he quickly bounced back, appearing with Slipknot on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that same month, and delivering a solo gig successfully not long after. According to Taylor’s memories of the incident, he underwent emergency spine surgery in 2016, which revealed a long-standing neck injury that had gone unnoticed. The damage may have been caused by a fall during an Ozzfest performance in 1999. At Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium on August 25, Taylor’s tour of 28 cities got underway. Before coming to an end on October 5 with a headlining performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, it went throughout the country, stopping in places including Detroit, Orlando, and Dallas. His announcement is shown below.