Corey Taylor discusses depression in new interview
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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has a history of creating raw, gripping music that has spoken to countless fans around the world. Never one to shy away from the sensitive or personal, Taylor has often spoken publically about his tumultuous upbringing and struggles with substance abuse and depression. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor addresses his fight against depression and the heart-wrenching circumstances that have contributed to it over the years.

Taylor appeared on an episode of Viceland’s show “The Therapist” where he discussed several incidents from his childhood and adolescence that shook him. At one point, he talked about how he was sexually assaulted at age 10 by a 16-year-old neighbourhood acquaintance. Taylor has also spoken about using music to battle his depression for the You Rock Foundation’s YouTube channel. In the Rolling Stone interview; however, he dives deep into his stories of trauma, including an overdose and near-death experience.

“I woke up in a dumpster. I think the people I'd been hanging out with thought I was dead and they left me...That really kind of started me on the path of really seeing that I had issues," Taylor shared. "It took me about 10 years to really get a grip on them. But that was the first real moment where I saw that that abyss inside of me that could really kind of f*ck me up.”

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