Tim Farriss endures injury in boating accident. The founding member of the disbanded rock band INXS reportedly severed a finger and now speculated is the question if he will play guitar again. The Perth, Western Australia native, who had been classically trained on the guitar from the ages of eight to twelve has reportedly mangled his left hand severing his ring finger, and now according to Royal North Shore Hospital doctors say he probably won’t play guitar again, and will need at least a year of physical therapy.
What happened on Saturday, January 24, 2014 close to his home on Sydney’s northern beaches, he was working on his boat with the incident occurred, reports News.com.au.
According to the publication, the 57-year-old Farriss brother underwent two operations last week, including emergency microsurgery, at the Royal North Shore hospital. The finger was reattached after a six-hour operation and he is reportedly expected to undergo physiotherapy over the next year.
News.com.au report that Farriss revealed the extent of his injury in an email to his band mates and manager Chris Murphy, saying that, “I don’t know if I will be able to play properly again.”
“Tim is now home from the hospital with his family and undergoing physiotherapy as part of the recovery process,” Murphy told the publication. “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.”