"It was pretty scary. I couldn't walk, I couldn't really move my left side really well. It was horrible. I basically was not playing or doing anything music for a good seven, eight months."
But rather than replace him, the group called off the remaining dates from their headline tour and waited a year while he recovered. The drummer says he'll always be grateful to Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and his bandmates for cancelling the tour to allow Roy to get better:
"That's incredible. I mean, that's a lot to be said for them. Those guys are truly my brothers, for them to do something like that … Most bands would have gotten somebody else to play drums, but they didn't."
Over time, the improvement began and Roy got better. Explains the drummer:
"I got off the meds and got the confidence again to play drums and got behind the kit and then started recording this new album Almost two years later, I'm pretty much back to normal, and it's a miracle, man, I gotta say. I thank God and the universe and lucky stars I'm still here today. I'm just glad that's over with and I'm able to still walk and play drums and be here with my family."
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