Joey Jordison On His Final SLIPKNOT Shows - "I Had To Be Carried To The Stage"
Earlier this week, at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, Joey Jordison shockingly revealed that he has been suffering from transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis, which affects his nervous system and prevented him from drumming. He implied this was the reason he had to part ways with Slipknot.
Metal Hammer followed up with Jordison who revealed that at the end of his run with Slipknot, the disease got so bad that he had to actually be carried to the stage:
“It was at the end of the memorial shows we did for Paul Gray. We were in Canada, at the end of my last run of shows with Slipknot, and something happened to me but I didn’t know what it was. I was super ill. You can be sick and still play, but this was something I’d never felt in my life before. We found out what I have is transverse myelitis – a neurological condition that hits your spinal cord, and it wiped my legs out completely. It’s like having your legs cut off, basically. I played those last couple of shows and it scared the living shit out of me. I didn’t know what it was.”
Jordison made it clear to Metal Hammer that while there were reports that he was drunk at the time of the incident, he was sober as a whistle.