Slipknot Issue Statement On Arrest Of Paul Gray’s Doctor

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In case you hadn’t heard, Paul Gray’s doctor’s been busted in Des Moines for overprescribing.

Physician Daniel Baldi is accused of prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers to patients who later died of overdoses, including Slipknot’s Gray.

Today, the band issued a statement on Baldi’s arrest.

“As the loss of our brother Paul Gray is still very fresh for us in the Slipknot family, this new development has us all in a state of anger and sadness,” the band says.

“The fact that this person took advantage of our brother’s illness while he was in a position to help others has outraged everyone in our family. We can only hope that justice will be served so this can NEVER happen to anyone else ever again!”

“Our thoughts go out to the families of the other victims,” the statement concludes. “We plan to cooperate as much as we possibly can to ensure this tragedy is never repeated, and to make sure this man pays for what he has done.”

Gray died two plus years ago from an accidental overdose; his body was found in a hotel room.

Paul was only 38.

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • sad

    na man he was a damn good dr. …addicts get there way, if they dont they go to another dr until they do. i’ve seen it happen many times.