Slipknot’s Corey Taylor thinks he caught Covid from a ‘selfish’ audience member at one of his gigs

‘Somebody came to one of my shows and was in the audience sick and probably got several people sick,’ artist suggests

Louis Chilton
Monday 30 August 2021 12:30
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Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has claimed he contracted Covid-19 from a “selfish” audience member who attended a recent performance of his.

Earlier this month, Taylor revealed he had tested positive for Covid despite being vaccinated.

He shared his diagnosis with fans via a video message for Michigan’s Astronomicon festival, at which he had been scheduled to appear.

Taylor had been performing a run of shows in support of his debut solo album, CMFT, which was released last year.

Speaking in a new video shared originally to Astronomicon’s page, Taylor discussed contracting the virus with a fan as part of a GalaxyCon event.

“I try to keep my mask up the entire time,” said the singer (per NME). “You try to trust that people are vaccinated or they’re masking up and social distancing and at least testing negative before they go to something like that.”

“Sometimes you just run into those selfish people that don’t care about that,” he added. “I think that’s what happened to me — somebody came to one of my shows and was in the audience sick and probably got several people sick, man.”

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