Corey Taylor has never been accused of doing things in halves. The Slipknot and Stone Sour rocker is recovering from surgery on both knees and is confident he’ll be back kicking (musical) goals in no time.
Doctors opened up both Taylor’s knees and “cleaned up a bunch of stuff in there,” he says in a post-op video. “I’ll be back on stage in no time,” he adds. “Doctors said everything was great.”
Ahead of surgery, Taylor shared a snap from his hospital bed, throwing in for good measure some references to Lee Majors’ ‘70s action series The Six Million Dollar Man. “Surgery in both knees today – soon I’ll be worth Six Million Dollars!! See you all soon! #bionic#leemajors,” reads the caption.
Slipknot will warm up for their latest summer tour with a June 7 slot at Rockfest in Hyvinkää, Finland, followed by the North America run for their Knotfest Roadshow production, which starts July 26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA.
But first, the surgically rebuilt singer and his metal band is booked as the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Friday (May 17), where they’ll play several songs on the outside stage. On Sunday (May 19), Taylor will perform a solo date at Gardenamp, at Garden Grove, CA.
Slipknot have yet to announce the title and release date for their forthcoming album, the followup to 2014’s Billboard 200 chart leader, .5: The Gray Chapter.