Corey Taylor Cancels North American Tour Due To Health Problems
Corey Taylor has started 2024 with unexpected and upsetting news.
The singer has announced the cancellation of his North American solo tour set to begin in Toronto on February 3rd and was scheduled to perform through March 3, with Des Rocs and Jigsaw Youth as openers. Taylor attributed the decision to the deterioration of his mental and physical health. He took to Instagram to share the news with his fans:
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the cancellation of my upcoming North American tour. For the past several months my mental and physical health have been breaking down, and I reached a place that was unhealthy for my family and I.”
Reassuring his fans about the refund of the tickets, the statement continued:
“I know this decision will come as a shock to some and may be regarded as unpopular by others – but after taking a hard look at where I am and where I was going, I need to pull myself back and be home with my family for the time being. Those of you who bought tickets and VIP packages for this upcoming run will get a full refund.”
The rocker finished it off by showing appreciation to his fans, the band, and his family:
“I send my love to the fans, my band, my family & friends, and everyone who’s helped me get here thus far. I promise I’m doing everything I can to be as healthy as I can be. Until then, my apologies to everyone we would have seen on the tour – and hopefully we’ll see you again down the line.”
Taylor’s Take On The Importance Of Mental Health
Taylor is known to openly and publicly share his views about mental health, highlighting the importance of mental health several times in interviews and even during shows. One example of this would be the We Wear Black Q&A on August 7, in which fans submitted questions to Taylor. At one point in the conversation, the topic switched to mental health, where Taylor got misty-eyed and reassured his fans that he would always be there for them no matter what:
“I want you to know something. For the longest time, I didn’t have a lot of reasons in my heart to live, but as my life has gone on, and you guys have been there for me, you have no idea… I promise you this. I promise you this, as long as you are here, I will always be here for you.”
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