In a new interview with Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC Radio 6 Music, Corey Taylor, the vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour, has talked about the thing he thought he never would do and mentioned that he had struggled with drinking for a long time.
“I’ve struggled with drinking for a long time, especially with having that kind of addictive personality side to me. But at the same time, I’ve also had this weird switch where when I decide to quit something, that’s it. And this year is ten years for me. And then I quit smoking, which I never thought I would do. And that was just as difficult, if not worse.”
Corey also added that he takes care of what he eats and to care for himself.
“Then you get to the point where you start going, ‘Okay, we’re done quitting things. What can we do to improve ourselves?’ So I started really looking at the way I eat and the way I take care of myself. I started training again and really trying to get physically fit to the point where if I went on stage, I knew that I could do the best show that I’ve done in twenty years. And that became part of just keeping this thing alive.”