Mick Thomson, a guitarist for heavy metal band Slipknot, was “severely injured” on Wednesday, March 11, after he was stabbed in the head by his brother during what Des Moines cops described as a “knife fight” between the siblings.
Both the 41-year-old musician and his brother, Andrew Thomson, 35, have been hospitalized.
Mick and his Slipknot band mates. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Corey Taylor, the lead singer of Slipknot, took to Twitter yesterday to confirm Mick was in fact the same Mickael Thomson that was injured in the fight, before updating fans on his condition, writing, “Mick Update: from what I’ve heard he’s okay. We’re sendig [sic] him all your thoughts. Thank you for that.”
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
Mick Update: from what I've heard he's okay. We're sendig him all your thoughts. Thank you for that.
According to ‘The Des Moines Register,’ the siblings were armed and fighting inside a Des Moines-area home before taking their fight to the front yard.
When cops arrived on the scene, both men were drunk and had serious, but not life-threatening stab wounds, including an injury on the back of Mick’s head. They were then taken to a local hospital in separate ambulances.
It’s unclear whether either man will be arrested in regards to the altercation, but authorities told the ’Daily News,’ “Neither individual was very cooperative.”