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Slipknot Guitarist Sidelined by Burst Appendix

Posted by: Alex DiVincenzo (07/02/12)
Slipknot guitarist Jim Root will miss a portion of the band's headlining run on the Mayhem Festival due to a burst appendix.
StatementWe're sorry to announce that our brother, Jim Root, will not be performing with us at Mayhem today in San Bernardino due to serious health issues. 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.
  
 
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02:35 PM on 07/02/12
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Wow, hope alls well with Jim. My friend actually had this happen last summer and was in the hospital for awhile.
02:38 PM on 07/02/12
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Metal.
03:01 PM on 07/02/12
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I wonder who is filling in for them, he's a great guitar player. Although most of Slipknots stuff is done on two strings or so haha
03:09 PM on 07/02/12
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Wow. How do you not notice your appendix has burst?
03:34 PM on 07/02/12
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I wonder who is filling in for them, he's a great guitar player. Although most of Slipknots stuff is done on two strings or so haha
I think one of their techs was playing backstage if I'm not mistaken.
03:41 PM on 07/02/12
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I guess he just found out that The Appendix Exists. Yeah, that's all I've got. Hope he has a speedy recovery.
03:42 PM on 07/02/12
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Wow. How do you not notice your appendix has burst?
I was wondering the exact same thing. I thought it was lethal to have your appendix burst, but his burst weeks before??
03:49 PM on 07/02/12
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I was wondering the exact same thing. I thought it was lethal to have your appendix burst, but his burst weeks before??
It's not necessarily immediately lethal if it bursts but it is lethal if peritonitis sets in and you go into septic shock.

It probably did not burst three weeks ago, but was inflamed for that period of time, then burst - hence the emergency.
03:51 PM on 07/02/12
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His appendix = shit.
03:58 PM on 07/02/12
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Me likey.

Anyone know who is playing bass or is it like Korn did with Head's replacement and had a guy headbanging behind the amps?
04:20 PM on 07/02/12
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hahaha
04:34 PM on 07/02/12
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Me likey.

Anyone know who is playing bass or is it like Korn did with Head's replacement and had a guy headbanging behind the amps?
Their original guitarist, Donnie Steele
04:38 PM on 07/02/12
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Their original guitarist, Donnie Steele
who by the sound of his name, also moonlights as a pornstar.
04:40 PM on 07/02/12
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This isn't fun at all I had this happened to me when I was 12.
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