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are coming in that 41-year-old Mick Thomson (aka Number Seven), who is the guitarist for the band Slipknot, has been stabbed in the head during an altercation. Thomson and his younger brother Andrew, 35-years-old were both rushed to the hospital with stab wounds. Sources say that the brothers were spending time together at Mick’s home in Clive, Iowa when things got heated between the two.Around 4:30am, police were called out to the home. They had received calls that the two men were in front yard of the home fighting and armed with knives. Apparently the fight had started inside but escalated outside once they got physical with each other. When police arrived they found that both brothers were suffering from stab wounds. Mick sustained a knife wound to the back of his head. The injuries that both brothers suffered from were serious however not life-threatening. They were taken to the hospital in separate ambulances.
Mick and his brother Andrew were taken to separate hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.
Police say alcohol was a factor in this incident.
As of early this morning, Mick and Andrew have been released from the hospital. Police say that they are unsure if they will be arresting anyone over the incident since both brothers have been uncooperative in the investigation.
According to the band’s manager, Mick’s incident will not delay any future shows that are scheduled for the band. The band’s tour is due to kick off in April of this year.
Slipknot is a Grammy-winning heavy metal band out of Des Moines, Iowa. The band is known for their aggressive style of music and image. All band members wear unique masks and matching jumpsuits. The members are often referred to as numbers, ranging from zero-eight, instead of their names. This allows the band members to be anonymous and have fans focus on the music instead.