It’s really been over half a decade since we lost you, Paul. We’ve been without your face, your music, and your touching nature for six years. We can only say so much for how much you’ve impacted the entire world, how you’ve saved lives and given hope to countless people of every age and race. You’ve created a monster that is growing in size and creativity and this monster is Slipknot. This monster has grown into such proportions that you’ve got millions of people that love you and will always have you in their hearts.
“The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you… The world will never know another man as amazing as you…” – “Skeptic”
We miss you, Paulie. That laugh, smile, adorable horseplay, and that awesome lefty playing. Keep watching over the Maggots. We love you.
Regretfully, I’m sending this to our fans to inform you that we will be postponing the first couple weeks of our upcoming U.S. tour. Unfortunately I had to undergo an unplanned spinal surgery. I am recovering nicely, and all went well! I need a little recovery time before hitting the stage. We will start the summer tour in Nashville on 6/28 and continue as previously scheduled. An update on the rescheduled dates will be available in the next few days. I hope you all understand and thanks for always having my back!”
We hope you feel better, Corey! We all love you! And lol “back,” spine, haha you got puns! Recover well, our beloved Curry!
I photographed Lucy Kalanithi for ELLE Magazine’s February 2016 issue in San Carlos, CA. Her husband, Paul, a neurosurgeon at Stanford, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36. He set out to write a book about living a full life, and died at the age of 37 while still working on it. Lucy vowed to finish it for him. “When Breath Becomes Air” will be released January 12.