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Corey Taylor has updated fans on his COVID-19 illness and has put out the call to encourage those still on the fence to get vaccinated against the virus.

The Slipknot/Stone Stour singer shared the video below to his social media channels. In it, he says, “…I am out of the woods. I’m still positive. But the fever’s gone, aches are gone. I’m sweating everything out. I’m still congested. But I’m slowly but surely making my way. It shouldn’t be too much longer before I test negative. So, I mean, that’s great.”

He later states, “I also wanna say that because I was vaccinated, I truly believe that is what helped me get over the break. I mean, this is the worst I’ve ever been sick in my life. Had I not been vaccinated, I shudder to think how bad it would have been. But because I had that extra little bit of protection, man, it definitely helped me get through it. So — go, go, go. If you’re still on the fence [about getting the vaccine], I’m telling you right now it’s the best thing you can do for yourself.”

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which will now be known as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for people 16 years of age and older. In a statement, Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. said, “While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.