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The PRP called out the fact that at Sunday’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, while accepting an award for being metal royalty, an emotional Joey Jordison revealed that he left Slipknot in 2013 because his transverse myelitis destroyed his ability to play drums.
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.
It’s heartening to hear that he’s fighting his way back. I feel ya, Joey!