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Sunday, July 15, 2012

SLIPKNOT's Jim Root Rejoins The Band Following Medical Emergency - Video Available!

This past Friday (July 13th), SLIPKNOT's guitar maniac Jim Root rejoined the band on stage at the Tampa, Florida stop of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Root was forced to miss a handful of shows after his appendix burst (which is a life threatening situation). Here is the statement that band released after Root's health mishap:

"We're sorry to announce that our brother Jim Root [guitar] will not be performing with us at [Rockstar Energy Drink] Mayhem [Festival] 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."


7/15 – Indianapolis, IN
7/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 – St. Louis, MO
7/21 – Chicago, IL
7/22 – Detroit, MI
7/24 – Cincinnati, OH
7/25 – Cleveland, OH
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/29 – Washington, DC
7/31 – Saratoga, NY
8/1 – Buffalo, NY
8/3 – Boston, MA
8/4 – Scranton, PA
8/5 – Hartford, CT

Related links:
SLIPKNOT's official site
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

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