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Slipknot DJ Breaks Both His Ankles On US Tour


Slipknot (2008) Slipknot DJ, Sid Wilson, broke bones in both of his ankles during the opening night of the Mayhem Festival. Wilson sustained the injuries over a week ago at the Seattle stop of the tour when he jumped from his riser at the back of the stage and landed wrong. Despite being forced to use a wheelchair, Wilson has continued to tour with the group.

Speaking to MTV News, Shawn 'Clown' Crahan, the band's percussionist, described Wilson's injuries as the "most extreme" a member of Slipknot has suffered. "[Sid] had to take his cast off last night, and I'm telling you, I couldn't even look at his feet," he said. "Both his feet were black and blue — and deep. The bruises go, like, two inches in. But he's up there every night, no problem. He's so out of his mind, he's got a big bruise on his face because he's not used to slamming his head in a wheelchair. So he's got a huge bruise on his face from smacking his head into his tables. It never ends. You think you're out of it, and then you're back in, on some other painful level."

The band will release its new album 'All Hope Is Gone' on Aug. 26 via Roadrunner Records.

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Tags:  SlipknotSid WilsonShawn CrahanMayhem FestivalRoadrunner Records

    July 19, 2008

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