In the same Billboard interview, Joey Jordison revealed that in 2016, he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis that led to the temporary loss of the use of his legs. Jordison claimed his bandmates mistook his condition for substance abuse. Speaking of his departure from the band in a Metal Hammer interview that same year, he said, “No band meeting? None. All I got was a stupid f—ing email saying I was out of the band that I busted my a– my whole life to f—ing create.”
Slipknot had three Billboard Top 10 singles including “All Hope Is Gone,” which reached number one on September 13, 2008. Jordison also won the Metal Hammer Golden God Award in 2016. He didn’t let his Slipknot dismissal dampen his creativity. While still playing with Slipknot, he founded Scar the Martyr in 2013, was the guitarist for Murder Dolls, and was playing with Sinsaenum, a multi-national death metal group before his death (via Billboard).