Alessandro Venturella (Alex ‘V-Man’) of Slipknot is “on the road to recovery” after being rushed to the hospital during their show in Hartford, Connecticut.
The bass player suffered convulsions during their set due to dehydration.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and the rest of the band went back on stage to notify the crowd at their show of the medical emergency.
Taylor told the audience, “I’m sorry to say that our bass player Alex had … something happened. We’re not sure what happened. He’s been put into an ambulance and he’s going to the hospital right now as we speak.”
The band has now given an update on their bass player’s recovery and assured fans he will be back in the ”Slipknot family” soon.
Slipknot posted to Facebook, “After a medical emergency during last night’s show, we are relieved to let everyone know that our bass player, Alex ‘V-Man’ Venturella, is well on the road to recovery.
“Alex collapsed mid-set after feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure was taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from severe dehydration. After recuperating overnight, he has now been discharged from hospital and is on his way back to his Slipknot family.”
Alessandro “Alex” is expected to be well enough to play their ‘Summer’s Last Stand’ tour in Mansfield, Massachusetts tonight.
The message to fans concluded, “All being well, Alex will be back onstage with us tomorrow in Mansfield, Massachusetts. We thank everyone who reached out with messages and well wishes for Alex and we look forward to being back at full tilt for the rest of the Summer’s Last Stand tour.”
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