Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has tested positive for COVID-19.
Despite being vaccinated, Taylor tested positive for the virus and following his diagnosis, the singer announced on Friday (Aug. 20) that he would no longer be able to appear at Astronomicon this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Taylor shared the unfortunate news via a video message on Friday (Aug. 20).
“I wish I had better news. I woke up today and tested positive, and I’m very, very sick,” Taylor said in the clip. “So I’m not gonna be able to make it this weekend. And I am absolutely devastated. I am so sorry. I hope everyone has a good time, and I promise you I will absolutely try to get back there as soon as I can. I should be okay — it’s the flu. I’m vaccinated, so I’m not worried. But I certainly wouldn’t want to spread it to anyone else. So, everybody be safe out there. And thank you so much. And I will see you again, I promise.”
The pop culture convention organizers also announced that he would not be appearing at the event with a message on social media.
“Maintaining everyone’s health and safety is paramount in these times,” Astronomicon shared on social media. “COVID is no joke and can effect anyone, even those who have been vaccinated. Sadly, this includes celebrities. We have just received news via this video message from Corey Taylor, who will sadly no longer be able to make it this weekend. We wish Corey a speedy recovery and we urge everyone to remain vigilant. If you’re coming to Astronomicon, please remember to wear a mask to keep yourself and everyone at the event safe.”
See Taylor’s video message below.