Slipknot guitarist Jim Root was too ill to perform at the band’s San Bernardino gig on Saturday (30 June) after suffering a burst appendix.
The band is currently unsure when he will be well enough to join them on the currently on-going Mayhem tour.
Slipknot announced on a statement posted on their website: “We're sorry to announce that our brother, Jim Root, will not be performing with us at Mayhem today in San Bernardino due to serious health issues.
“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.
“Slipknot will continue to headline the Mayhem Festival and all other shows. We refuse to let our fans down and will not miss a single date. We will miss Jim greatly and our thoughts are with him. Jim sends his love to each and every one of our fans.”
The band have previously spoken
about their plans to start recording a new album when they are finished touring.
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