Several Hollywood actors and first-class musicians we see on the big screen today actually had to struggle with drugs. Although many of them sadly died of an overdose, those like Corey Taylor who struggled with hard substances like cocaine have fortunately been rehabilitated and are currently making the most of their “new life”.
At the age of 15, while living with his family in Waterloo, Corey was already addicted to hard drugs and had OD’d twice on cocaine. He later moved into his grandmother’s house in Des Moines, where he gradually recovered and developed a strong passion for music.
Today he holds a prestigious position in the world of entertainment, having developed in various fields. Most people know Taylor only as the lead singer and lyricist of America’s favorite bands – Slipknot and Stone Sour – but we have so much to tell you about the superstar. Just keep reading!
Corey Taylor – Biography, Age
The popular American musician was born as Corey Todd Taylor on December 8, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa. He grew up with his sister in a multiracial family. Corey is of Irish and Dutch descent on his mother’s side and German and Native American descent on his father’s side.
The musician and his sister were raised single-handedly by their mother in Waterloo, Iowa. He met his father for the first time when he turned 30 and has since developed a relationship with him, although they hardly know each other.
Currently, information about Corey Taylor’s educational background and the educational institutions he attended is not available.
His wife and kids
The Slipknot frontman is currently married to Stephaine Luby. The musical couple got married in November 2009 in Las Vegas, in the Pearl concert hall of the Palms Hotel, in the presence of their families, friends, and loved ones.
Prior to their marriage, Taylor was formerly married to actress Scarlett Stone, with whom he dated for six years. Their marriage took place on March 11, 2004, at the Botanical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, two years after Scarlett gave birth to her son Griffin Parker.
Scarlett and Corey divorced in 2007. They had claimed in 2008 that they had decided to go their separate ways after they realized that they had harmed each other too much. Besides Griffin, Corey Taylor also has a daughter named Angeline, who comes from a previous relationship.
At the moment it’s hard to tell if Luby and the musician are still together legally as husband and wife. According to what we found out, Taylor seems to be in a relationship with someone else. Even more, his announcement on Twitter on December 28, 2017, that he hasn’t been with his wife for 10 months and is now seeing her is another important reason to believe that he is no longer with his wife.
Stephaine Luby, born on 14 November 1976, is a model and designer. At the age of 33, she married the lead singer, but their union did not produce a child because her husband announced at that time that he was with another woman. Luby’s height is 5 feet 7 inches, while her birth sign is Scorpio.
The singer’s rumored girlfriend is none other than professional dancer Alicia Dove, founder of the Cherry Bombs, a professional girls’ dance group that recently toured with Corey’s band Stone Sour.
Although Taylor and Dove’s relationship has been making the rounds online for some time now, the singer and his younger sweetheart still have to respond publicly to the rumor.
Height – how tall is he?
The American music star is 1.7 meters tall, that’s 5 feet 7 inches. He weighs 65 kg or 143 pounds and is blessed with light brown hair and blue eyes.
What happened to his neck?
Corey is known for doing so many “crazy” things on stage. This could have led to him injuring himself during one of his performances on set, which resulted in his neck-breaking without realizing it.
He only found out about the injury after a team of doctors diagnosed him that he needed immediate surgery due to the severity of the problem. The spinal surgery resulted in his band, Slipknot, canceling the first two weeks of their summer tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.
Corey has been with Slipknot since 1997. He joined the band to replace their original lead singer. The American author, musician, singer, songwriter, and actor has also released five studio albums with the Des Moines-based band.
In addition to vocals, Taylor plays guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, and drums. He is also a member of the band Stone Sour, which he formed in 1992.