Slipknot bassist taken to hospital mid show

Posted by on August 3, 2015

Slipknot played Hartford, CT last night, but the show came to a halt when “something happened” to  bassist Alex Venturella and he had to be taken to the hospital.

As reported by Metal Hammer, vocalist Corey Taylor updated the crowd on what happened:

“I’m sorry to say that our bass player, Alex – something happened. I’m not sure what happened. He’s going to the hospital as we speak. I want you to all make some noise for him – send him some fucking love.”

“We had a choice to come back out here,” said Taylor, explaining to the crowd that the show would go on, saying the band, “had to modify some shit, but we’re going to keep on playing for you. It’s what we want. It’s what Alex would fucking want.” A video of the crowd chanting “Alex” was uploaded to the band’s Facebook page (see below).

Slipknot had just started their headlining, “Summer’s Last Stand Tour” on July 24th, with Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White.

Hartford, CT

Posted by Slipknot on Sunday, August 2, 2015

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