Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison publicly revealed that his departure from the band was partially due to a form of multiple sclerosis called transverse myelitis.
Fear Clinic star Corey Taylor reached out to his ex-bandmate with a brief message via Twitter:
“Congrats on your Golden God man, good to see you up there tonight.”
Fans are happy to see there is no bad blood between the two and Joey gave praise to his former bandmates during his Golden God acceptance speech:
“I want you all to give [Slipknot] praise as well. We accomplished a lot in life, every one of them, and I wish them nothing but luck and the best praises. What we created – in the basements of Des Moines, Iowa, will never be matched. It’s one thing that’s absolutely fucking unbeatable. I love those guys very much.”
“Towards the end of my career in Slipknot, I got really, really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis. I lost my legs, I couldn’t play anymore.
“It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I don’t wish on my worst enemy. I got myself back up, and I got myself in the gym and I got myself back in fucking therapy, to fucking beat this shit! And if I can do it, you can do it.
“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, more than fucking anything. To people with multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, or anything like that, I am living proof that you can fucking beat that shit!
“And, fucking metal and all of these fans will do it for you. Thank you so much. [Holding back tears] To my lady, Amanda! You can beat this shit, no joke. Just the fact that metal lives within your heart, you can accomplish anything.”