Slipknot bassist, Alessandro “Vman” Venturella walked off stage during their set in Hartford Connecticut on 2 August.

Venturella was rushed to hospital, the cause of the medical emergency still unknown. Slipknot took twenty minutes out of their set before addressing the crowd.

“I’m gonna let you know what’s going on right now. 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.”

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