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Warbeast guitarist nearly got finger severed by cat (NSFW)

Posted by on July 23, 2015

There are a lot of gruesome ways to nearly lose a finger. For example, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi had the tips of all of his fingers cut off in a factory accident in Birmingham (and birthed heavy metal as a result). Def Leppard’s Rick Allen lost an arm in a car accident, but it didn’t affect the band at all. And then there’s Warbeast guitarist Drew Shoup. He’s recuperating from a nasty accident that nearly cost him a finger – and it’s all his cat’s fault. Here’s a play by play from the band via their Facebook page:

 

Hey everyone… I have an update on our new Warbeast guitarist Drew Shoup. I know everyone has been concerned after his freak accident the other night to his fingers. I have some bad and good news to report.

First of all for those that aren’t aware of what happened….
Drew was washing a blender blade for like 2 seconds and right then their cat tried to jump up on the fridge. She missed and landed on his hand and it forced it onto the blade. It sliced them down to the bone… ouch!!! He was rushed to the ER and they gave him stitches that night.

Today he went to see a hand specialist. The bad news is that he severed 3 tendons and a bunch of nerves. At the moment he has no feeling or movement in his index finger. He will have to schedule a surgery for next week for them to put it all back together.

Now for the good news… right after the surgery, he will have to do therapy for awhile and they’re telling him that it should all heal 100%. The timeframe on that is a guess right now… but Drew says he’s determined to work hard and get back to playing as soon as possible. So we are hoping for about 6-8 weeks for the best case scenario.

Even if it takes longer… we all have Drew’s back and will support him through this unfortunate situation. Drew has worked really hard to be in Warbeast. He learned all of the songs and made the move from Colorado to Texas just to be a part of this band. So please send him some positive healing vibes so he can be back in the Warbeast lineup soon. I hear all the time lately that Warbeast is sounding better than we ever have with the additions of Drew and Lyric C. Ferchaud… so he is a very important part of this band.

As far as our upcoming Warbeast shows… Mr. Scott Shelby will be playing all of the guitar parts and the shows will still go on. We’ve actually done several shows as a 4-piece over the years for various reasons… and so we’ve already adapted to situations like this. But once again…. good luck to Drew with his upcoming surgery and therapy…. we all have faith in ya bro!!

It’s pretty solid that the band had Drew’s back. If they were less loyal, they might have moved on. As for Drew’s cat, we wouldn’t be surprised if he becomes a dog person after this. Scroll down for a pretty brutal picture of his hand damage. But only if you’re not squeamish:

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Categorised in: Get Well Soon, News, That's Unfortunate