Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson hospitalized after nasty fight with brother

Slipknot Guitarist Recovering After Being Stabbed In The Head
Slipknot Guitarist Recovering After Being Stabbed In The Head


A heavy metal musician was hospitalized following a hardcore fight.

According to law enforcement, Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the back of the head by his brother Wednesday during a knife fight. Police found the 41-year-old and his 35-year-old brother Andrew on the front lawn of Thomson's Clive, Iowa, home. They were both brought to separate hospitals with serious but non life-threatening wounds.

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"Neither individual was very cooperative," the Clive police chief told the New York Daily News. "Our detectives will be following up as soon as their medical situation allows us."

Police were dispatched in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The fight apparently started inside the house, but the brothers were outside of the home by the time police arrived. According to the Des Moine Register, they reportedly appeared intoxicated.

A patrol officer told BBC Newsbeat both men have been released from the hospital. Neither has been arrested, but police are investigating the incident.

Corey Taylor, the band's lead singer, tweeted Wednesday evening, "From what I've heard he's okay. We're sending him all your thoughts. Thank you for that."


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