WASHINGTON — Singer-songwriter Corey Taylor, the frontman of the American heavy metal band Slipknot, recently revealed that he had contracted Covid-19, which made him “very, very sick.”

The musician was forced to call off his upcoming appearance at a Michigan pop culture convention this weekend after testing positive for Covid-19, as per reports. Taylor first shared the news in a video posted on Aug. 20, 2021, on the Facebook page for Astronomicon, the event where he was scheduled to appear on Aug. 21, 2021, and Aug. 22, 2021.

“I wish I had better news. I woke up today and tested positive, and I’m very, very sick. So I’m not gonna be able to make it this weekend. And I am absolutely devastated. I am so sorry (sic),” he said in the video.

“I hope everyone has a good time, and I promise you I will absolutely try to get back there as soon as I can (sic),” said Taylor.

The “Stone Sour” singer assured fans he “should be okay” and said that because he was vaccinated, he was “not worried” about his illness.

“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.”

Astronomicon organizers shared their message on Facebook, writing below Taylor’s video.

“Maintaining everyone’s health and safety is paramount in these times. COVID is no joke and can affect anyone, even those who have been vaccinated. Sadly, this includes celebrities.”

“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,” the post read.

Taylor has spent this summer traveling across the United States promoting his solo album, 2020’s “CMFT.”

The “Snuff” singer concluded his tour with an Aug. 19, 2021 stop in Denver before sharing his positive Covid-19 test the next day.

Taylor’s “CMFT” tour included a stop at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Aug. 11, 2021, as per reports. The event caused a spike in coronavirus cases last year. Experts predicted it could also be a super-spreader event this year as the Delta variant rips across the country.

While the United States hit a vaccine milestone in early August 2021 with 70 percent of the adult population vaccinated, the Delta variant has complicated the return to the routine that Americans were looking forward to this summer.

The Biden administration announced that fully vaccinated Americans who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines should get a third booster dose to help protect against more aggressive variants like Delta.

The booster shots are expected to roll out starting in September 2021, with nursing home residents, health care workers, and emergency workers set to receive their third vaccine first.

(With inputs from ANI)

Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhil



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