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Slipknot Guitarist Jim Root Pulls Out Of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Tour Due To Health issues

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American heavy metal outfit Slipknot has announced that guitarist Jim Root will not be participating in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour due to health issues for an unknown length of time. This follows Root missing the bands show in San Bernardino, California. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"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."

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour will continue until August 5th and also features such bands as Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax and As I Lay Dying.

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1. no one writes:

I didn't want to, but I guess I'm going to have to fill in for him....sh**.

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2. random guy with a gun writes:

no no! this is MY oportunity to get on stage and shoot people near it!

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3. R10 writes:

Great that they will cobtinue Mayhem while he recovers. Best mainstage ever for Mayhem,with the mighty Slayer and Motorhead!

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4. chet the bringer of death writes:

according to there website, slipknot1, it said he'd be out for san bernadino and a few shows, but it didnt say anything about him missing the whole tour.
his condition is understandable but as of 8p last night it said only a few shows.
hope he gets well soon.

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5. a current viewer. writes:

He's back. Atlanta july 14

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