Shawn Crahan feared Slipknot bandmate could have died on stage

The guitarist was forced to sit out a number of dates on the group's Mayhem Festival summer (12) tour after falling sick - he was later diagnosed with a burst appendix and rushed to hospital for emergency surgery in June (12).

Root rejoined the band on the tour after a two-week break, and his bandmate, drummer Crahan has now opened up about the health scare.

He tells The Pulse Of Radio, "I'm happy that he decided to stay home for a little bit, because if it would have happened (his appendix burst) out here (on stage), I don't know what would have happened. If it would have burst in the middle of the set, he might have fallen over and died right there. I don't know, you know, I don't want to think about it 'cause it didn't happen that way."

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