INXS guitarist Tim Farriss may never perform again after 'terrible' boating accident

The band's manager, Chris Murphy, said he had severed his hand

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Tim Farriss may never be able to perform again after he severed part of his hand in a boating accident.

The INXS guitarist’s manager, Chris Murphy, confirmed news that he had suffered permanent damage.

“Tim is now home from the hospital with his family and undergoing physiotherapy as part of the recovery process,” Murphy said.

“He is getting the best possible care and we hope with time he will regain movement in his finger. This was a terrible accident, we are all here to support him.”

Farris was admitted to the Royal North Shore hospital for a week after the accident.

Murphy's label Petrol Records added that “the accident has caused permanent damage to Tim's left hand and one of his fingers has been severed. He has undergone two extensive operations to reattach his finger."


The statement added: “Tim is now at home undergoing further treatment to assist with his recovery.”

Farriss has since taken to Facebook to thank his fans for the “outpouring of love and well wishes“ he’s received.

“Thank you all, I'm feeling the love and it's really helping me get through this nightmare,” he wrote.

The 57-year-old musician from Perth, Australia, was a founding member of the band, who were one of the biggest in the world during the Eighties and early Nineties.

The group continued to perform with a string of different guest vocallists following the tragic suicide of frontman Michael Hutchence in 1997 until they retired in 2012.

Their Very Best album was the best-selling LP in Australia last year.