Turns out, the 9 (8) are only human after all. Slipknot’s guitarist, Jim Root has unfortunately had to cope with a burst appendix. It’s been known for a while that something was up, and that he’s been ill. Slipknot are due to play the Rockstar Mayhem Festival very soon along with Slayer, Anthrax, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel & High On Fire.
Jim has been seriously sick for the past two weeks and went to the hospital last week where he was advised that his appendix burst a couple weeks before and that it could have been life threatening. Jim is at home recovering and is awaiting surgery to have pieces of his appendix removed and hopes to join the tour as soon as he is able.
We hope he has a speedy recovery.