INXS guitarist Tim Farriss severely injures finger

Artiste Tim Farriss, founder of Australian band INXS, injured his ring finger while operating a winch on his boat in Sydney.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 05, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

London: Artiste Tim Farriss, founder of Australian band INXS, injured his ring finger while operating a winch on his boat in Sydney.

The accident happened last month. Farriss, 57, may not be able to play guitar properly again after severing his finger in the accident last month, reported BBC.

He has undergone surgery twice to try to re-attach the finger but has been left with permanent hand damage.

In an email to his brothers and bandmates he reportedly said the situation was 'horrific'. "I don't know if I will be able to play properly again," local media quoted him as saying.

The band's manager, Chris Murphy, said Farriss was now home and undergoing physiotherapy to help him regain some movement. "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," Murphy said.