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Slipknot issue statement regarding bassist’s hospitalisation

Following the news that bassist Alex ‘Vman’ Venturella was rushed to hospital half way through a set in Hartford, Connecticut, Slipknot have issued a statement telling fans that he’s on the mend.

“After a medical emergency during last night’s show, we are relieved to let everyone know that our bass player, Alex ‘V-Man’ Venturella, is well on the road to recovery,” the statement reads.

“Alex collapsed mid-set after feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure was taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from severe dehydration. After recuperating overnight, he has now been discharged from hospital and is on his way back to his Slipknot family. All being well, Alex will be back onstage with us tomorrow in Mansfield, MA. We thank everyone who reached out with messages and well wishes for Alex and we look forward to be being back at full tilt for the rest of the Summer’s Last Stand tour.”

The incident occurred on Sunday evening. After a 20 minute interval, Corey Taylor told the crowd: “I’m sorry to say that our bass player, Alex – something happened. I’m not sure what happened. He’s going to the hospital as we speak. I want you to all make some noise for him – send him some fucking love.”

The frontman then proceeded to tell fans that the show will still go on. ““It’s what we want, it’s what Alex would fucking want,” he said.

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