Anyone who has ever seen Slipknot live knows that playing in that merry band of masked mad men is a physical feat that has often left band members tattered and torn. For instance, Sid Wilson famously broke his heels on the first date of the 2008 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, an accident that put casts on both his legs and confined him to a wheelchair for the rest of the tour.
Singer Corey Taylor, too, has not been immune to the physical toll the rock & roll life can take. Today (May 10th) he shared a selfie from a hospital bed, revealing that he's about to get surgery on both of his knees. "Surgery in both knees today- soon I'll be worth Six Million Dollars!! See you all soon! #bionic #leemajors," he wrote in his Instagram post, nodding to the bionic hero of classic Seventies TV show The Six Million Dollar Man.
Taylor's surgery comes ahead of busy times for Slipknot. Next Friday, May 17th, the band is scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, then on July 26th, they'll kick off the Knotfest Roadshow tour with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth, before dropping their highly anticipated sixth album on August 9th.