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12th July 2012

corey taylor

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor gave fans a real fright at a gig in Texas on Tuesday night when he passed out during the band's final song.

The band were performing in Dallas, Texas as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour when Taylor hit the floor whilst performing. You can see footage of the dramatic moment below, with members of Slipknot's crew picking Taylor up and carrying him off the stage.

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Corey posted on Twitter yesterday (Wednesday), assuring fans that he was OK and had merely suffered a bad case of heatstroke. He said: "Hello everyone. I'm fine - just overheated in Dallas last night. Ready and waiting for Houston! Thank you to everyone for your concerns!"

Slipknot's website administrator, JoJo, told MetalTalk: "The heat in Texas was well up in the hundreds, and it was a mix of that heat, charging around the stage in that mask with stage lights, pyro etc etc.

"Hydration is the key. Thankfully he has said he is ok, and thanks everyone for their concern."

JoJo also added "Rockstars are only human".


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