SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Misses AERODROME FESTIVAL Appearance Due To Wife's Illness
SLIPKNOT kicked off their European tour Friday night (May 27) at the Aerodrome Festival in Wiener Neustadt, Austria without percussionist Clown (No. 6) — also known as Shawn Crahan — who was reportedly forced to miss the show because his wife is ill with Crohn's disease. Back in March, Clown missed the group's appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and several dates on the band's U.S. tour for the same reason.
In an interview with the Des Moines Register conducted last month, Crahan spoke about his wife's battle with Crohn's disease. Crahan said, "Right now has definitely been the hardest time in my life...health is the most important thing you have on this planet if you're gonna have a successful life." Crahan added that balancing family and band responsibilities has been one of his goals throughout his career: "That's the thing I fight for most in this biz, is family. I've been married 12 years, and my wife has let me do SLIPKNOT for 10...Family can and is being incorporated into rock 'n' roll. You can have a wife, you can have a child or children and be a rock 'n' roller."
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).