SLIPKNOT Bassist Discharged From Hospital After Suffering From ‘Severe Dehydration’

SLIPKNOT was forced to walk off stage several songs into its show in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday night (August 2) when bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella had to be rushed to the hospital due to a medical emergency. After about a twenty-minute break, SLIPKNOT returned to the stage without Venturella and played the rest of the set as an eight-piece.

In a new statement posted on SLIPKNOT’s social media sites, the band offered the following update on Venturella’s condition:”After a medical emergency during last night’s show, we are relieved to let everyone know that our bass player, Alex ‘Vman’ 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. All being well, Alex will be back onstage with us tomorrow [Tuesday, August 4] in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

We thank everyone who reached out with messages and well wishes for Alex and we look forward to be being back at full tilt for the rest of the ‘Summer’s Last Stand’ tour.”


  • Jay Maran

    Jay was a Media Coordinator and Radio Presenter here at Metal Express Radio. Jay is from central Birmingham, UK, not far from his favorite venue the Birmingham NEC. He has been involved in music since falling in love back in 1972 with Hawkind's Silver Machine. Unfortunately, he listened more to the radio as a kid than paying attention to homework. Whilst most teens were supporting the Top 40, Jay was too busy building his collection of Rock albums, mostly on cassettes back then. "I don’t miss the hiss either," Jay says. His first Metal album was Iron Maiden’s Killers, and since then he has worked onstage, off stage and in the studio, as a performer/recording artist.

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