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Slipknot 'Clown' Missing Tour Over Family Emergency

10/29/2016
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Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has been forced to pull out of the band's just launched Australian tour following the death of his father-in-law, whom he refers to as his "other dad."

The band kicked off the tour on Friday night in Brisbane and frontman Corey Taylor had the following to say to audience about Crahan's absence (via Loudwire), "First things first: as you can see, we are missing one of our brothers.

"Unfortunately, Clown was forced to go home for a family emergency. He couldn't get out of it, but he sends his f-king love to each and every one of you. He wanted to be here more than anything, but he told us all to make sure you motherf-kers knew." Watch the video clip here.

Crahan broke the news to fans via two Instagram postings. He said in the first one, "Today we lost the leader of our family. My father-in-law my other dad. I'm am so very lucky to have known him. He is one of my favorite people in this world and I learned so much from him. I love you Mr. Noyes. Life will never be the same without you."

He then posted a photo of his father-in-law wearing a Slipknot t-shirt and wrote, "This man supported my decision to chase music as a career three years before I started the band with Paul [Gray]. Asking him to marry his daughter was one of the highlights of my life. He loved Slipknot and had seen us all over the world. Catering was one of his favorite things when coming to a show."

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