Slipknot's Corey Taylor Could Have Been Paralyzed

08/02/2016
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(Metal Hammer) Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has recalled the moment his doctor discovered the spinal injury that required emergency treatment - and realized that it could have paralyzed him.

And he's admitted he behaved like an "idiot" by ignoring the symptoms. The Slipknot frontman had broken his neck without knowing it, and dismissed increasing movement problems as a result of getting older.

He finally underwent surgery in June, although he's admitted he went back on the road too soon. Taylor tells Revolver: "I was losing strength on my right side. My balance was screwed. The last two or three years have been weird for me, physically. But you get to a certain point where you think it's just because you're getting older.

"My doctor sent me to a specialist, and he was like, 'We need to do surgery right now.' Me being me, I was like, 'Is there any way we can reschedule this for after the tour?' He's like, 'No.'

"He said my spinal cord injury was 20 times worse than what he's seen with UFC fighters. He pulled up the MRI and goes, 'You see that? That's really, really bad - that shouldn't even be growing like that.' I was like, 'Oh s-- You could have been paralyzed, dumba--!'" Read more here.

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