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From Mike Dean’s wife courtesy of FB: Sue Sturgis
Reed checked himself out of the hospital in Edmonton the morning after suffering a seizure. Today he contacted the band to say he was re-joining the tour. Mike said no but was outvoted 2-1
One of the Original members of Corrosion of Conformity, drummer Reed Mullin suffered a seizure in Edmonton before the band was set to take the stage. The band has made a tough choice to leave Mullin behind as they continue to close of their successful tour with Lamb of God and Clutch. Members from Clutch and LOG Chris Adler and Jean-Paul Gaster assisted the outfit the evening of the proceeding on drumming duties.
Reed is an originating member of COC and was currently touring a revival of their 20 year classic album Deliverance. COC has recently signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast and their new album is expected in 2017.
MGM wishes Reed a speedy recovery.
Read the below statement from founder bassist Mike Dean in regards to the incident.
“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 awhile 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,”- with a heavy heart, Mike Dean
source: COC FB