Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor previously talked about the band potentially continuing without him at some point.
“If this band wanted to continue without me and if I couldn’t do it, I would do everything I could to help it continue,” he told the Zach Sang Show last month.
“If I just couldn’t give to it the same level that I wanted to… It’s the old adage: the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. If that were the case, then I would 100 percent help them find a replacement and give them my blessings to go out there.”
In a new interview with Rock Feed, Taylor again addressed his future, and he revealed that he’s suffering from a variety of physical ailments that have him pondering how many more years he can tour.
“I’ve already said that physically I maybe have five years left, but at the same time I go out of my way to really try to take care of myself,” he said.
“Now I have a lot of f*cking miles on me. It’s hard for me. People don’t realize this, but when I walk, I’m almost in constant pain. It’s the knees, it’s my feet. I have a broken toe on this foot. I have gout across my feet. It gets up into my joints and sh*t. Yeah, it’s tough. I’m not as nimble as I used to be. I’m not 35 anymore. It’s hard. But there are ways to do shows that don’t require being that crazy now.”
Taylor said numerous factors play into the difficulty of staying healthy while on the road.
“The travel doesn’t lend itself to being healthy, because, at that point, it’s not like being home,” he explained.
“You’ve got all your stuff. You’re kind of at the mercy of what’s there for you. So you’re gonna eat like sh*t, you’re gonna sleep like sh*t, you’re gonna feel like sh*t, and nine times out of 10, you’re gonna play like sh*t. We don’t want that. So it’s tough. Even a guy at my level, it’s not always laid-out catering and the best food and the best people. Sometimes it’s a soggy sandwich at 12:30 in the morning, and you’re looking at it, going, ‘If I put this in my body, I’m gonna throw up.’”
“People don’t f*cking get that. You know why they think that? It’s because that’s all they see on Instagram, on TikTok, on this and that, and you’re seeing the commercials. There have been times we’ve gotten off stage, we’ve gone right to the airport, flown out. We don’t sleep until seven the next day. And now we’re just all [exhausted]. Our crew gets it even worse, ’cause they have to f*cking go in, make sure everything’s good, and then they can go f*cking take a nap. So it’s not gravy all the time, man. It’s tough. It’s hard f*cking work. Even at our level, it’s hard work.”
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