Joey Jordison the former Slipknot Drummer has revealed that he has been fighting a Disease, that briefly robbed him of the ability to Play Drums.
Both sides were silent and evasive about the reason the split occurred ever since Slipknot parted ways with Joey Jordison in december 2013.
Joey Jordison, while accepting the “Golden God” Award at Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards event in London, June 13th 2016.
He gave an emotional speech in which he spoke about his exit from Slipknot for the first time. He said:
Towards [the] end of my career in Slipknot – and I need you all to give praise to them as well. We accomplished a lot in life, every one of them, and I wish them nothing but luck and the best of praises.
Joey Remeber Never forgets the “Basement” Time in Iowa
Cause what we created in Des Moines, Iowa will never be matched. It’s one thing that’s fucking certainly fucking unbeatable.
I love those men very muc. Towards the end of my career in Slipknot, I got really, really sick with a terrible disease called Transverse Myelitis.
I lost my legs. I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of Multiple Sclerosis, which I do not wish on my worst enemy. I got myself back up, and I got myself in the fitness center. I got myself back in fucking therapy to fucking beat this shit.
And if I could do it, you could do it. It is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, more than fucking anything. He continued:
To folks with Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, or anything like that. I’m living proof that you can fucking beat that shit. And fucking Metal and all of these fans will do it for you.
This is the fucking world right here. You can beat this shit; no joke. Only the fact that Metal lives in your heart, you can fucking see through anything.
Transverse Myelitism A Very RARE Disease
Based on the Cleveland Clinic. Transverse Myelitis is a Neurological Condition produced by Abnormal Inflammation in the Spinal Cord, leading to a block of the nerve impulses and neurologic symptoms.
Transverse Myelitis is a rare disease, with a frequency estimated to be five new cases for every one million people.
Back in 2014, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor told Metal Hammer. That firing Joey Jordison after 18 years was “One of the most difficult decisions” the group ever made. Adding that Jordison is “In a place in his life” which is “Not where we are.”
And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way. At some point you’ve got to go in the direction that works for you.
This is me speaking in the broadest terms, with respect to Joey. I guess to sum it up, it was among the hardest decisions we ever made.”
Taylor said the group is “Happy right now and we trust that he is. He’s in a place in his life, right now, that’s not where we are.”
The singer wouldn’t reply whether drug use played a role in the dismissal of Jordison. And confessed that he hadn’t been in touch with his former bandmate. Taylor said, “I haven’t talked to Joey in a while, to be honest.
That is how different we’re. It is not because I don’t love him and I don’t miss him. And it’s also painful; we do we miss him to the old or talk about him all the time. But at the same time, do we miss him? That is what it actually comes down to.”
Slipknot‘s new drummer is Son of longtime Bruce Springsteen Drummer Max Weinberg, Jay Weinberg.
Joeys Life Goes On With New Bands
Joey Jordison’s new band called Vimic will release its debut record, “Open Your Omen“. Later in the year via Roadrunner Records.
Jordison is additionally involved in a brand new Extreme Metal Supergroup called Sinsaenum.
His bandmates in that project are mayhem and sunn o)))’s Attila Csihar. Along with former Dååth and Chimaira vocalist Sean Zatorsky, Dragonforce bassist Frédéric Leclercq on guitar and Seth’s Heimoth on bass.