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Stone Sour Drummer Suffers Stroke

Roy Mayorga has suffered a minor stroke causing the band to cancel the remaining shows left on their schedule.

Photo by Bjorn Jansen via stonesour.com

After a show in Des Moines, Iowa Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga got sick, and it turns out it’s because he suffered from a minor stroke.  No worries though, the band said he he will make a full recovery.  Unfortunately it has forced them to cancel their remaining gigs here in North America.

They had 6 shows left on their schedule including this weekends Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio.  Puddle Of Mudd has decided to take their spot this weekend, so for those of you going out to the rock festival you won’t be shorted any bands. In an official statement on both the Stone Sour website and the facebook page they said:

It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the remaining dates on our current headline tour. Our friend and drummer, Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke a couple of nights ago after our show in Des Moines. He’s doing great and is expected to make a 100% recovery. We apologize to all the fans and look forward to getting back out on the road with Roy in the coming months.

I guess things were already getting a little shaky with the band anyway so they may have canceled some stuff anyway.  Bass player Shawn Economaki was apparently leaving the tour because of “personal reasons”.  Corey Taylor is set rejoin his Slipknot bandmates, so Stone Sour was looking to go on hold for a bit anyway.

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