The guitarist of Australian band INXS, Tim Farriss, may never play the guitar properly again after severing his finger in a boating accident.
Tim Farriss, 57, caught his left hand while operating a winch on his boat in Sydney last month, severing his ring finger.
In an email to his brothers and bandmates, Tim Farriss reportedly said the situation was “horrific”.
“I don’t know if I will be able to play properly again,” local media quoted him as saying.
The band’s manager, Chris Murphy, said Tim Farriss was now home and undergoing physiotherapy to help him regain some movement
“He is getting the best possible care and we hope with time he will regain movement in his finger. This was a terrible accident, we are all here to support him.”
Tim Farriss has since thanked fans for their messages, posting on Facebook that he was “overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and well wishes”.
“Thank you all, I’m feeling the love and it’s really helping me get through this nightmare.”
Tim Farriss is a founding member of INXS, which was one of the world’s biggest bands in the 1980s and 1990s.