BBC News is reporting that Slipknot guitarist Mick Thompson is currently hospitalized after being stabbed in the head by his brother. The stabbing occurred early yesterday in Thompson’s Des Moines Iowa residence, where police responded to calls of fighting in the front lawn. When police arrived at the home they discovered Thompson with a stab wound to the back of his head.
Both Mick and his brother Andrew were taken to separate hospitals with “non-life threatening injuries,” as reported by the BBC. As of this writing there has been no official update on his status, but Mick’s bandmate (and lead vocalist for Slipknot) Corey Taylor tweeted out a brief update on the guitarist last night:
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
The band’s manager, according to local reports, says that Mick’s injury won’t stop the band from performing on their upcoming tour. Slipknot is slated to appear in this year’s Download Festival, which they will headline when it kicks off on June 12.
Slipknot also recently released their first studio album in six years, .5: The Gray Chapter, last October.