Corey Taylor confronts childhood sexual abuse in “The Therapist” TV appearance

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesCorey Taylor confronted a very dark and painful moment in his childhood during his appearance on the Viceland show The Therapist this week. During his conversion with host Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, the Slipknot frontman revealed that he was raped at age 10 by a 16-year-old who lived in his neighborhood.

“He would invite me over to his house to play music, and one day it became something else,” Taylor said. “I didn’t tell anybody for a long time because he threatened to hurt me, threatened to hurt my mom.”

Taylor also opened up about attempting suicide when he was a teenager.

“I took a bunch of pills at my grandmother’s house and just basically laid on the floor,” he said. “And my ex-girlfriend’s mom stopped at my grandma’s house out of nowhere to check on me, to see how I was, [and] found me. An hour later, I’m drinking ipecac and throwing up into a bucket.”

At the end of the conversation, Taylor speaks about how being a father has helped him overcome the traumas he experienced growing up.

“The only thing I ever wanted to be was a dad,” he said. “I have three amazing kids. I never want my kids to go through what I went through.”

You can watch Taylor’s episode of The Therapist with a Viceland subscription via Viceland.com.

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