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The Rotted Guitarist Severs Part Of Finger In Accident

On Wednesday July 6th, Tim Carley, guitarist with The Rotted, severed the top of his finger when a 180kg flight case fell on it from a van. Tim received treatment at a hospital to remove the damaged parts of the finger, including the nail and the torn flesh. The doctors then sewed the remaining parts back together. The incident has left the top of Tim's bone unattached to the rest of his finger, which the doctors have said in time will heal.

In a statement Tim said, "The doctors have told me it will take at least 10 weeks to heal. When I asked her if I could still play the guitar, she replied 'I've heard your records, and to be honest I can't see this making much difference'. The rest of the guys in the band call me Timmy Iommi because of the riffs I wrote for the new album. Today, I got one step closer to walking in the great mans shoes. Unlike half the musicians in Metal magazines I'm not a moaning little girl, so I'm playing Obscene Extreme, Dong Open Air and Bloodstock with 3 fucking fingers and there's nothing that fate, karma and all the other bastards that mock me can do about it. The power of d-beats, blast beats and heavy metal shall never die!"

The accident happened at 11am and by 7pm, Tim was back home and rehearsing for Obscene Extreme Festival which the band will appear at as scheduled this Saturday. You can check out some (very unpleasant) photos of the accident in the video clip below.

Despite doctors orders, Tim and The Rotted will still be playing as scheduled at Obscene Extreme, Dong Open Air, and Bloodstock festivals in the coming weeks.

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1. Jet writes:

Holy crap! I hope he gets better soon!

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2. Gytrash writes:

With that sort of attitude, I'm DEFINITELY going to be down the front for their set at Bloodstock to watch Tim play through the pain! Top man.

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3. Jackrum writes:

once more at bloodstock im gonna be at the barriers and headbanging like a MF..

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