Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has refuted claims he quit the band and says he was left blindsided.
The 38-year-old musician played in the Grammy-Award winning heavy metal act since their formation in 1995 and was co-songwriter with frontman Corey Taylor,reported Contactmusic.
A statement on the band’s website last month cited ‘personal reasons’ for his departure but he has now refuted claims he had decided to quit.
In a statement posted on Facebook,Joey wrote,”To my fans,friends and associates. I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumours and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I did not quit Slipknot.
“This band has been my life for the past 18 years,and I would never abandon it,or my fans. This news has blindsided me as much as it has all of you,” he added.