Slipknot bassist rushed to hospital mid-set
During Slipknot's show last night in Hartford, Connecticut, bassist Alessandro “Alex” Venturella was rushed to the hospital for undisclosed reasons. After roughly a 20 minute postponement, however, the band returned to the stage and managed to finish their set void of a bassist, (via Loudwire).
“I’m gonna let you know what’s going on right now,” began frontman Corey Taylor before the band resumed their set. “I’m sorry to say that our bass player, Alex, had… something happened. I’m not sure what happened. He’s been put into an ambulance and he’s going to the hospital right now as we speak. But I want you all to make fucking noise for him. Send him some fucking love. Now, we had a choice to come back out here. We’ve had to modify some shit, but we’re gonna keep on playing for you. It’s what we want, it’s what Alex would fucking want.”