SLIPKNOT Drummer Hospitalized; Band Cancels 'Pain In The Grass' Appearance

SLIPKNOT was forced to cancel its headlining appearance last night (Saturday, August 22) at Seattle radio station KISW 99.9 FM's Pain in the Grass 2009 event in Auburn, Washington as drummer Joey Jordison had to be taken to the hospital for health reasons. According to the band, Jordison is expected to make a full recovery and will sit behind the kit for SLIPKNOT's performance tonight (Sunday, August 23) in Kennewick, Washington.

Video footage of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor announcing the cancellation of last night's concert from the stage can be viewed below.

Other bands that appeared at KISW 99.9 FM's Pain in the Grass 2009 concert included STEEL PANTHER, STATIC-X, SALIVA, CHEVELLE and MUDVAYNE.

Last year, SLIPKNOT cancelled several European festival appearances as well as performances for MTV Europe and Virgin TV after Jordison broke his ankle and was advised to rest for four to six weeks.

Jordison toured North America as a guest drummer with SATYRICON in late 2004 after the band's regular skinsman Frost was denied a visa due to heightened homeland security concerns. Jordison also toured with MINISTRY and famously sat in for METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich when the drummer fell ill and could not make it to a massive U.K. festival in the summer of 2004.

(Thanks: Adam Barr)

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