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Corrosion Of Conformity - Reed Mullin Suffers Alcohol Related Seizure

Metallers Corrosion Of Conformity are currently touring with Lamb Of God and Clutch but it looks like drummer Reed Mullin won't make it until the end of the tour. He suffered an alcohol-related seizure in Edmonton before the band's show, after a similar incident a few years ago. The band will continue the tour without him but urge him to seek treatment for his alcohol and drug dependency. Hopefully, he will do just that.

Bassist/vocalist Mike Dean posted on the band's Facebook page: "Last night In Edmonton, Alberta, COC drummer, Reed Mullin, had a seizure just as we were about to take the stage. This was preceded by prolonged, extreme and unhealthy levels of alcohol consumption, not taking care of himself and who-knows-what else. Reed has been unwell for a while and we are praying he gets the help he needs and that he seek treatment for alcohol and drug dependency, not to mention general lifestyle assistance. This tragic event echoes a nearly identical incident In Pittsburgh a few years back, where Reed had a seizure just before taking the stage when the 3 piece version of the band were also opening for Clutch. Both instances were preceded by concerns about Reed's well being and appearance. That incident resulted in five canceled shows. So years of assurances go by and we come full circle back to the same avoidable tragedy. This time we are leaving Reed with the medical experts in Edmonton and pressing on with the help of Jean Paul Gaster and Chris Adler, who quickly learned some songs. The show went on and will go on but we will not enable Reed to continue killing himself on our watch. Again we ask everyone for prayers for Reed and understanding for our predicament. All the best to everyone and Reed get help."

Band profile: Corrosion Of Conformity
Posted: 07.06.2016 by BloodTears


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11.06.2016 - 16:12

Wow. He's right to not want to enable, but I hope someone stays in touch if he chooses to recover.
15.06.2016 - 11:38

I hope he gets better because I just lost my uncle to something similar last week

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