Dude, I have sliced a bunch of my fingers in a myriad of ways over the years. Some have been severe, and others, very minor.
Scale The Summit guitarist Chris Letchford suffered a severe slice last night.
He cut off part of his fingertip and had to go to the hospital to get stitches.
As a result, he will have to miss some of the band’s shows.
Says the band:
“It’s every guitar player’s worst nightmare…but last night Chris had a pocket knife close on his fingertip cutting it all the way down to the bone while fixing a part of our merch booth sign. An ER visit and some stitches later, he’ll be just fine, but unfortunately we’re unable play the show in Denver, CO, today and possibly a few more, time will tell.
“We need time for Chris’ finger to heal and time to create backing tracks for several songs Chris can’t play in the event that he still isn’t healed enough when we resume the tour. This way, we can still present as much of a Scale the Summit show as we possibly can on the remaining dates, given the circumstances. We apologize profusely in advance to our fans and we hope to be back soon to make it up to you. Please go support our brothers in Monuments, Reflections, Erra and Glass Cloud! Please stay tuned here on our page for updates on the next few shows.”
The most severe finger cut I ever experienced came during my first job, as a coffee baron at some restaurant on Long Island. I was opening a bag of grinds with a sharp knife, and cut my left index finger so deeply, I could see the bone as I was washing it in the kitchen sink.
Still have a gnarly scar, too.
Chris, we feel your pain, bro.