Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.): “I’m Completely, One Hundred Percent Back, Stronger Than I’ve Ever Been”

Back in 2016, Joey Jordison (Sinsaenum, Vimic) revealed that he was suffering from a nurological disorder, called transverse myelitis, around the time of his departure from Slipknot. Now, in the below interview with Metal Wani, the drummer said he is now “completely, one hundred percent back” and “stronger than [he has] ever been.”

Jordison said the following:

“I’m completely, one hundred percent back, stronger than I’ve ever been, and I’m not just saying that — that sounds like a cheesy fucking line; I understand. But it took me a long time, man, to recover and get my strength back, because I got hit with something that… I mean, I never felt anything like this.”

“We all know the flu, the common cold, all that type of stuff. This is nothing like that. I woke up one day and my back was completely on fire. Next thing, my legs were wobbly, next thing you know I collapsed — I lost my legs. It was the scariest fucking thing I’ve ever went through in my life, and I busted my ass, got the right trainers and I was not not gonna play drums again, because this is what I’m on earth for. I have a great lady that supported me and killer trainers.”

“Man, failure was not an option whatsoever, ’cause I’m here to play music — that’s what I’ve been put on earth for. I think, honestly, in a weird way, it was a life lesson more than anything, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I just was not gonna let this beat me.”

[via Metal Injection]

Joey Jordison On His Exit From Slipknot: “I Didn’t Quit Slipknot. I Would Never Have Quit Slipknot, Ever”

Joey Jordison previously revealed that he was suffering from a nurological disorder, called transverse myelitis, around the time of his departure from Slipknot, and he has opened up about his condition in many interviews since. Now in a new chat with AXS, he said he still isn’t sure why he got fired, and that he “would never have quit.”

Joey Jordison drummer slipknot

He said the following when asked why the band didn’t discuss his illness in the press:

“That’s a, you know, really great question, and that’s a hard question to answer as I know that everything is publicized right now so I gotta really watch my words. The thing is, I got visited in the hospital by one member of the band when they all knew I was in there… and next thing you know, I got exited from the band. And I don’t know why. I don’t understand what the deal was. There’s been a bunch of rumors and stuff like, you know, why it was, and it is absolutely untrue… but it’s OK. Life takes you down weird paths… I came back right after I got through with this, and I came back, and I did the festivals, and I killed it. I didn’t quit Slipknot. I would never have quit Slipknot, ever. I just want the fans to know that. It’s important for everyone to know that.”

You can read more over at AXS.

Joey Jordison On Hypothetical Return To Slipknot: “If It Happened, That Would Be Fucking Awesome”

Joey Jordison recently opened up about the nurological disorder, transverse myelitis, which he suffered with around the time of his departure from Slipknot. Now, he has offered more insight into the split, and a hypothetical return

Joey Jordison drummer slipknot

He said he was fired via e-mail, but also told Metal Hammer that he was open to meeting with the group:

““Honestly, I’m not trying to be dramatic, but if that was brought up, what I’d want to do would be to get together. I’d want to see them, just hug it out and feel that energy that we had when we were fucking young and hungry and all that shit. They’re my brothers. We’d hug and talk and do shit like we used to do. We used to sit up all night along planning this shit and what we wanted to do. So that’s how I’d wanna do it. It’d have to be in person. If it happened, that would be fucking awesome, but only time will tell.”

He also added the following about Slipknot’s latest album “.5: The Gray Chapter“, which features his replacement, Jay Weinberg:

“I listened to the whole record multiple times. And I think it’s great. It’s fucking cool and I’m glad they moved on. I’m glad they’re carrying on the name, because what’s important is the fans.”

UPDATE: Metal Hammer have posted more of their cover story, including Jordison opening up about being fired via e-mail:

“No band meeting? None. Anything from management? No, nothing. All I got was a stupid fucking email saying I was out of the band that I busted my ass my whole life to fucking create. That’s exactly what happened and it was hurtful. I didn’t deserve that shit after what I’d done and everything I’d been through.”

He also added:

“They got confused about my health issues and obviously even I didn’t know what it was at first. They thought I was fucked up on drugs, which I wasn’t at all. I’ve been through so many things with those guys and I love them very much. What’s hurtful is the way it went down was not fucking right. That’s all I want to say. The way they did it was fucking cowardly. It was fucked up.”

Latley, Jordison is keeping busy with his new bands Vimic and Sinsaenum.

Joey Jordison On His Last Performances With Slipknot: “I Had To Be Carried To The Stage”

Joey Jordison recently revealed that he was suffering from a nurological disorder, called transverse myelitis, around the time of his departure from Slipknot. Now, he has opened up even further about his condition in a new Metal Hammer interview.

Joey Jordison drummer slipknot

He said the following:

““It was at the end of the memorial shows we did for Paul Gray. We were in Canada, at the end of my last run of shows with Slipknot, and something happened to me but I didn’t know what it was. I was super ill. You can be sick and still play, but this was something I’d never felt in my life before. We found out what I have is transverse myelitis – a neurological condition that hits your spinal cord, and it wiped my legs out completely. It’s like having your legs cut off, basically. I played those last couple of shows and it scared the living shit out of me. I didn’t know what it was.”

“I wasn’t even drinking. Everything was straight-laced and fucking perfect. Everything was on point. But I had to be carried to the stage. The pain was something I’d never experienced in my life before, and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.”

Latley, Jordison is keeping busy with his new bands Vimic and Sinsaenum.

Joey Jordison Reveals He Was Suffering With A Nurological Disorder Near The End Of His Time In Slipknot

While accepting his “Golden God” award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards show tonight (June 13), Joey Jordison revealed that he was suffering from a nurological disorder, called transverse myelitis, around the time of his departure from Slipknot. You can read what he said about that below.

Joey Jordison drummer slipknot

“Towards my end of my career in Slipknot—and I want you all to give praise to them as well. We accomplished a lot in life, every one of them, and I wish them nothing but luck and the best of praises.

What we created, in the basements of Des Moines, Iowa, will never be matched. It’s one thing that’s fucking absolutely unbeatable. I love those guys very much…”

“I got really really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis, I lost my legs. I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

I got myself back up, and I got myself in the gym and I got myself back in fucking therapy, to fucking beat this shit. And, if I could do it, you could do it. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, more than fucking anything. To people with multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, anything like that, I am living proof that you can fucking beat that shit.

And, fucking metal and all of these fans will do it for you. This is the fucking world ride right here. Thank you so fucking much. To my lady, Amanda! You can beat this shit, no joke. Just the fact that metal lives in your heart, you can fucking accomplish anything.”

You can also watch the speech via the below Facebook video at the 16:30 mark: