The lead guitarist of Slipknot was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning after being stabbed in the head by his brother during a drunken knife fight.
Mick Thomson, 41, was rushed to the hospital after he and his brother Andrew were seen fighting in their front yard in Clive, Iowa. The Des Moines Register described the scene:
Clive police reported the two brothers were fighting and armed with knives in the front yard of a home in the 1900 block of Northwest 129th Street at about 4:25 a.m., according to a news release.
At first the brothers were fighting inside the home, but moved outside after it got physical.
When officers arrived, they found the brothers, both apparently drunk, with serious but not life-threatening stab wounds. Mickeal Thomson had a stab wound in the back of his head.
While no statement has been released by the Thomsons, the BBC reports that both brothers have been released from the hospital. No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing.
“Neither individual was very cooperative,” Clive Police Chief Michael Venema told the Daily News.
Thomson has been with the Grammy-winning metal band since 1999 and is known to go by the name “Seven,” as Slipknot has been notorious by numbering its band members, in case one tries to run away or there’s a fire drill or something.
Lead Slipknot singer Corey Taylor under Twitter alias ‘Mad Beans’ Hooper posted an update about Mick, and thanked fans for their kind support.
Mick Update: from what I've heard he's okay. We're sendig him all your thoughts. Thank you for that.
— 'Mad Beans' Hooper (@CoreyTaylorRock) March 11, 2015
Slipknot bros stick together.
Fortunately, Thomson will live to shred another day.