American musician and songwriter Corey Taylor has opened up about the mental health struggles that led to the cancellation of his 2024 solo tour. Earlier this month, Taylor announced that he would be canceling his North American 2024 solo tour due to his mental and physical health.

He later revealed that he still plans to embark on a short tour in South Asia in late March. Shortly after announcing the Southeast Asian tour, Taylor began receiving comments from fans about why his North American tour was canceled, but he was able to announce his Asian tour.

In a video shared on the social media platform, Taylor revealed he suffered a mental breakdown and nearly relapsed.

“The truth of the matter is, I understand why so many of you are upset. I’m just going to break it down for you,” Taylor said. “Over the last year, I have had a complete and utter breakdown of boundaries, mental health, ego, entitlement, the whole nine yards culminating in a very, very real, very near relapse. I kinda don’t recognize myself.”

According to Daily Caller, Taylor, who has been open in the past about his experience with alcoholism, added that he needed time to reset to start working on his heart and mind and get straight.

He went on to further explain why the Southeast Asian tour dates remained on his schedule while others were canceled.

“It’s literally four shows. It’s literally a week, I’m gonna see how I do with that and take it day by day basically,” he told his fans. “I’m working on self-care right now. I’m getting the help I need and surrounding myself with my family. To everyone concerned with me, thank you very much. I appreciate it. To anyone upset, I hope this answers your questions.”

According to reports, Taylor’s upcoming concerts include two in Tokyo on March 25 and 26, one in Osaka, Japan, on March 28 and one in Manila, Philippines.