The rocker fell ill during a show in Connecticut on 2 August (15) and was admitted to a local hospital suffering from dehydration.

He had been expected to rejoin the band for a gig in Mansfield, Massachusetts on Tuesday night (04Aug15) but sat the show out, and now frontman Corey Taylor has reached out to fans to assure them the tour will go on until the bassist feels ready to get back to work.

Taylor says, "Alex (Venturella) is okay. He's going to need plenty of rest, but we're not planning on cancelling any shows. We're looking at trying to balance what we need to do for the fans against what we need to do for Alex's health. He's got a whole regimen that the doctor wants him to do - it just comes down to making sure that you take care of yourself."