Former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has released the following statement:

"To my fans, friends, and associates… I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from SLIPKNOT. "I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. "This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. "While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. "I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year."

Last week SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor posted a message on Twitter saying, "For those who think the KNOT are falling apart, you are greatly and sadly mistaken. Bring on 2014. Great things are coming. Stay tuned . . . "

Uhhhh... If Joey didn't quit what did happen?