Listen to Jonesy & Amanda discuss Tim’s accident
Tim has posted this message on the band’s Facebook page earlier today:
“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 star Tim Farriss fears his guitar playing days may be over following a freak accident that saw one of his fingers severed.
The incident occurred over the Australia Day weekend when his left hand was mangled by an electric anchor winch, resulting in the loss of his ring finger.
The 57 year old has undergone two rounds of surgery, including emergency microsurgery at Royal North Shore Hospital to reattach the finger during a marathon six hour procedure.
Farriss sent an email to his bandmates, brothers Jon and Andrew as well as Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers saying:
“It was horrific, I don’t know if I will be able to play properly again.”
It’s expected he will now undergo physiotherapy for at least the next twelve months in an effort to improve the mobility of his hand.
INXS manager Chris Murphy also had this to say in an official statement:
“Tim is now home from the hospital with his family and undergoing physiotherapy as part of the recovery process 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.”
The accident has also put a holt to plans by the surviving members of the band to possibly return to live performance following the success of last years TV mini series Never Tear Us Apart.
Off the back of the series INXS were the biggest selling local artist of 2014, seventeen years after the untimely death of lead singer Michael Hutchence.