Thursday, February 5, 2015
INXS guitarist and founding member Tim Farriss has undergone two emergency surgeries to reattach a finger severed in a boating accident last month.
Farriss was injured on January 24; the band’s label – Petrol Records – has confirmed the incident occurred when the guitarist caught his hand in an electric anchor winch.
“Tim has been treated at the Royal North Shore hospital for a week and is now back at home in recovery,” says the label. “The accident has caused permanent damage to Tim’s left hand and one of his fingers has been severed. He has undergone two extensive operations to reattach his finger. Tim is now at home undergoing further treatment to assist with his recovery."
"Tim is now home from the hospital with his family and undergoing physiotherapy as part of the recovery process,” adds band manager Chris Murphy. “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."
Farriss issued a statement of his own, saying “I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and well wishes I'm receiving. Thank you all, I'm feeling the love and it's really helping me get through this nightmare."
INXS formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. The band went on to sell more than 40 million albums worldwide before singer Michael Hutchence’s death in a Sydney hotel room in November 1997.
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