Slipknot are not a band known for treading lightly in any sense of the word, but when your frontman is recovering from spinal surgery, you'd think that they'd be a bit more... well, careful.

The metal band were forced to cancel several gigs in the past month after Corey Taylor was admitted to hospital for unscheduled spinal surgery. They took to the road once again the other day, with Taylor - wearing a neck brace - telling fans that he was 'recovering well'. On stage in Atlanta the other night, however, he took a bad tumble that looked like it might scupper their tour once again:

Watch him falling below, as his bandmates and crew rush to his aid (click image to play):


Luckily, Taylor is OK as he took to Facebook yesterday to assure fans that the show will go on, posting: "Hey everybody, I'm fine today. Neck's still stiff. Lucky I landed on my leg & arm. I'm FINE, please don't worry. West Palm, see ya tomorrow!"

What a trooper.