Slipknot Guitarist Mick Thomson "Okay" After Being Stabbed in the Head by His Brother


Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson and his brother got into a knife fight early Wednesday morning, March 11. Both ended up with stab wounds and were rushed to the hospital in separate ambulances.

Corey Taylor, Slipknot’s lead singer, sent out a Twitter message to say the guitarist was doing "okay."

The episode took place at 4 a.m. in the front yard of a home in Clive, Iowa. Police responded to a call from inside the home, where it’s believed that the fight began.

The police discovered the two brothers with non-life-threatening stab wounds. Mick Thomson had a wound to the back of his head. Police believe Thompson and his brother, Andrew, got into a knife fight and it turned potentially deadly.

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

Last year, Slipknot released .5: The Gray Chapter, their first record since the death of bassist Paul Gray. They are scheduled to go on a North American tour next month, which kicks off in Fort Myers, Florida, on April 25. The band’s manager said Thomson will be on the tour.