June 12, 2011

I got a lot of retweets and questions about this photo of my bloody finger…here’s the short story.  I had just flown from LA to Paris.  I was pretty tired and jetlagged.  I got a new blender, and I was about to, um, blend something…I took the bottom part off (the part with the blade), and set it down on a counter to go grab something else.  Then, being tired and distracted, I reached for the blender bottom without really paying attention, and that little bastard ATE TWO OF MY FINGERS.

Luckily, my friends and road crew tipped me off on a little trick of the trade: super glue will hold awkward cuts like this one together.  Here’s how that works (link).

The cuts are really not that bad, BTW.  But thank you to everyone who voiced concern about the photo.  I was able to play guitar and piano.

See you in Donnington tonight.



  1. clbreeze on July 1, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Take care Mike, I saw ur photo in Instagram, looks really hurt. BTW, I want to say the best part to like an American singer, artist or people is no matter on the blog or other social networks, there won’t be thousands comments below a post, totally not like China, that’s really good for fans, u have chance to read every single comments and know what fans want to told u also our wishes. Goog luck Mike! Best wishes!

  2. cctjehh on June 24, 2011 at 5:42 am

    isn’t that toxic? using super glue…
    Doesn’t sound like it’s very healthy to me to be honest.

  3. brysislupin on June 20, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Eww looks painful :\

  4. mercenary18 on June 19, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I’ve heard about the super glue thing before too….I got a deep gash on my arm recently that needed stitches but I couldn’t get em so I was told to super glue it. I don’t trust it tho..is it really a safe alternative? (I can’t view the video btw)

  5. thegluelpfan on June 18, 2011 at 6:13 am

    That is a pretty nasty cut…you should be more careful! 🙂

  6. vanth97 on June 18, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Poor Mike! ;D Maybe you in future dont use blender.

  7. handsheldhigh0 on June 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    sad this, but try do something asleep is so weird
    and last week i cut my finger doing my lunch, is really bad

  8. Gt on June 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Ouch! I play piano, too, and I’m always scared that I’m going to chop off a finger in the kitchen – or mame a finger bad enough that I can’t play. I can’t imagine how my life would be if I couldn’t use my fingers! Glad it’s not as bad as it could have been! Protect those fingers!!!

  9. linkinbabe112 on June 15, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Oh Mike hope its not painful anymore 🙂 good luck with the tour and see u in Singapore in Sept =) love you always ❤

  10. iamorzing on June 14, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    [ignore mode]
    Not the PAPERCUT only, the Blender also would cut.
    so the next single of Linkin Park would be “BLENDERCUT”? lol
    [/ignore mode]

  11. Shinoda's Army on June 14, 2011 at 10:42 am

    poor finger… hope it passes soon

  12. linkinparkforever275 on June 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    god thanks it wasn’t that bad!
    But superglue doesn’t sound that healthy 😀

    is that the reason why you did not wear your wedding ring at download festival yesterday?

  13. monicaopperud on June 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

    oooouuuch! but you`re quite lucky to have some quick-thinking people around you!:-) all the best for the european tour!

  14. jagta on June 13, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Oh! I’m so sorry to hear that…so what’s the taste of what you blend with those bloody fingers!?…he! 🙂

  15. iamorzing on June 12, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    oh jesus! mike, you’d freaked me out!!
    the cut not that serious is a fortune out of misfortune.
    take care & blessing =]

  16. lpfan2004 on June 12, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    you have to be more carefull next time mike! hope it doesnt hurt too much! 🙂

  17. akismet-e6dc45582db9948a882d6fcf7146d38b on June 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Be Careful. M.S. Painted you a picture, it reminds me of something else I forgot I drew for you. Some sorta of candy fish. This one is missing bits, not very good at all. http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n540/azraelfire/lostbits.jpg

  18. shivani94 on June 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Awww…looks terribly bloody! Take care…BTW u can cover it up with sum kind of nailcolour while u r performing…n it will look cool too…. :p Feeling bad about da indian fans….we havent got a single glimpse of ATS LIVE….very unfair 😦

  19. ginprozac on June 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    super glue?? isn´t it toxic? i hope you and your fingers are fine 🙂

  20. shineyshadow on June 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Ouuch! >.< poor you 😦 I´m glad that your fingers are ok…be careful… ^^

    and this new background makes me crazy @.@

  21. millalp94 on June 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    oh Mike ^^ poor you 😛 😀

  22. kathyaralp on June 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    have to be careful, but so you kill her fans (laughs), more is better looking for a doctor may cause some problems (that god forbid you that). Oh his new theme’re driving me crazy (laughs) descupa any mistake in writing Because I’m Brazilian)

  23. anquala on June 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I think this a good background, although strains strongly because so many dark shades. The old design was better. But we need also to change something, right?=)

  24. calliope288 on June 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

    And just because you cut your fingers you want to blind us with your blog’s background? 😛 Just kidding..It’s good to hear it’s not something serious 🙂 Wish you to get well soon! 😀 But seriously now.. please put Alice but to your background 🙂

  25. tinalein76 on June 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Oh my god Mike it looks so do not look good .. I hope your fingers, it is better now .. Get well soon your fingers 🙂

  26. cincybmxlpfreak on June 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Interesting. I didn’t know blenders were that sharp. I guess I always just get the cheap ones. What were you blending? And…I wouldn’t use super glue for a cut…but ouch…that looks like it hurt. And, btw, your new background is trippy. You’re probably gonna make people have seizures…you should probably change it back. Lol.

  27. dcl1982 on June 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Oh wow! Glad you’re alright!

  28. ololoimle on June 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

    super glue is freaking toxic, you know

  29. thegrandkaidbz on June 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

    One for the treble, Two for the bass, Three to get ready, Let’s rock this place!!!

  30. didemarslan on June 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Ouchh poor you
    be careful man =D

  31. Rana LP addict on June 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Poor you 😦 Take care next time … But Man… Your background is AWESOME!!!

  32. nettiena on June 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I think this background is pretty awesome! 🙂

  33. Claudia B. on June 12, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Your accident reminds me of the time when I got my nail ripped off (not because I was trying to blend SOMETHING while being half asleep) but because of a terrible bicycle accident.

    Take care of yourself better next time. And I agree to the fact that people are more concerned about your haircut than your hands. -___-

    By the way, this new background is driving me nuts with the colors. Your old one was better, much much better.

  34. nettiena on June 12, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I saw this pic yesterday, and I just sad: OMFG!
    So… It’s good to know, that you’re ok. 🙂

  35. thepixelpod on June 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    ou poor mike :L, get better ;D
    new backgorund again :O?

  36. lis0406 on June 12, 2011 at 8:26 am

    aaaaw… poor mike……
    even in this kind of things you´re so sweet to explaint what happend with your finger…

  37. vickykun on June 12, 2011 at 7:45 am

    What a bad bad blender bottom;.;

    Poor baby!
    I hope you´re fine now!

    Have a great show today *-*

    p.s: Your new background´s driving me crazy! ( on a good way) I can´t stop watching it and I don´t even now why.

    Kiss kiss

  38. Alexandra Nofi on June 12, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Well… I come on here and your website background is blinking excessively… Pixelated madness!

    Body parts must be your new secret ingredient for blending! LOL XD

    Is it bad that I find your injury somewhat amusing? Okay, I take that back, it’s A LOT amusing XDDD

  39. arumiko93 on June 12, 2011 at 7:38 am

    p.s. I told myself I would NEVER join Twitter but I just did so I can see your picture…you can add another follower to your 126000 something! 🙂

  40. arumiko93 on June 12, 2011 at 7:26 am

    @Zara…hahahaha…I was thinking the same thing! I’m sitting here hoping Im not an undiagnosed epileptic! 😉
    So Mike, you had superglue handy? I’d be SOL because I don’t have either a bandaid or superglue handy. Those blender blades are wicked! I’ve done the same thing trying to clean the blender, now I just put it in the dishwasher…
    Glad it wasn’t serious!

  41. sirami on June 12, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Hey Mike, just be careful!
    by the way your background very catchy.. 😀

  42. Zara on June 12, 2011 at 7:06 am

    This is why I don’t mess with blenders.

    And I hope no epileptics visit your blog, I liked the Alice background!

  43. abbykulyde on June 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

    awww… poor fingers, is that super glue thingy safe?? but good thing it’s okay now.. be safe Mike!!

  44. sshirlz on June 12, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Mike great that your fingers are alright! But seriously (x39)that background hurts my eyes and head

  45. nutritionelles on June 12, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Wait so you had super glue but not a band-aid with you? but anyways glad that it worked (:

  46. thedaybreak on June 12, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Aww That’s too Bad -.-

    Get well soon.

  47. Sam RckrGrl on June 12, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I didn’t know super glue could hold together cuts. I’ll have to remember that. Glad you’re ok. And I agree with ally about the background 😛

  48. Orion on June 12, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Mike I LOVE you soo much! Thank you thank you for coming to hong kong, I was really worry about you not coming becoz of the autocracy of china…How stupid i was! Anyway, Get well soon for bloody shinoda finger and i’d like to advise you to consume more Vitamin C so it’ll repair faster as vitamin C is a glue of our body tissue. so double glue to heal your wound!

    Lots of love.=p

  49. strawberry062 on June 12, 2011 at 6:15 am

    You not serious!You so didn’t stick your finger back together with superglue!!!Oh my goodness…..

  50. anquala on June 12, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Hello, Mike. Luckily nothing happened. One must be careful, and you can stay without fingers. You with this still had to act in concert, clearly not comfortable … Have a nice day.

  51. Nina Nine on June 12, 2011 at 6:13 am

    ..and you know want? the next time that we use a blender, we’ll remember about you bloody finger, and we will be more careful!! 😀
    Thaks for share the history!

  52. Nina Nine on June 12, 2011 at 5:55 am

    ..I tell you again, you should be more careful the next time, but it doesn’t matter now, I want to believe that you have healed that on the rigth way. We just care about you! 😉

  53. argol8489 on June 12, 2011 at 5:47 am

    be more careful, we mortified the bad things that can happen. I send you a hug and get well.
    By the way, good tip about the superglue.
    Your blog background is very well … but I feel a little dizzy. 🙂 @_@

  54. jershalp on June 12, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Dude u need to be careful….. i know how messy it gets cuz i myself faced a similiar situation once….
    Glad ur ok…

  55. diana on June 12, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Take care Shinoda!

  56. junfender78 on June 12, 2011 at 5:01 am

    bad blender! 😛

  57. Ashikin on June 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

    poor those fingers~
    put extra caution next time Bro.

  58. milasouza11 on June 12, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Ohh Mike…
    I was worried about it. Fortunately now it’s Ok \o/ (Thanks God).

    Be carefull the next time. Ok?!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you. (PS: Today in brazil, we celebrate, Valentine’s Day)

    God Bless you!

    by: @milasouza11 Camila

  59. tensh_iie on June 12, 2011 at 4:44 am

    BTW, those guys are more concerned about your HAIR then your finger 😉 XD

  60. yydisco0913 on June 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

    By the way,although the background of your blog is so dazzlingly,I’m faint for it= =

  61. claudiadyogteva on June 12, 2011 at 3:10 am

    poor you! glad that you’re ok

  62. yydisco0913 on June 12, 2011 at 2:58 am

    That superglue is so amazing ==anyway,take of yourself,not only your fingers,we are waiting your concert^^

  63. originalshoes96 on June 12, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Glad you’re fine with that finger of yours. The superglue thing is very handy, thanks for posting the link.

    And btw your new background is really cool!!

  64. markusstorm on June 12, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Ohh that looks painful, I’m glad you are ok tho.
    I have to be careful not to let happen the same on myself while staring at this new flashy background of yours @_@

  65. caroleeone on June 12, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Blades, agh! D: Oh gosh, be careful! Those are some important hands you have there, can’t mess those up 😀
    For some reason I’m curious to know what you were blending…

  66. samanthalundstrom on June 12, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Holy crap Mike you need to be more careful!
    And superglue dosen´t sound so healty (sorry for the spelling)

  67. sagback on June 12, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Mikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I want to watch LPTV about this ! take cARE !!!
    Sorry Im acting like an idiot but ıt would be awesome w/ new LPTV episode 😦

  68. Julian on June 12, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Take care for the love of god…

  69. Ally on June 12, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Yay super glue. I wouldn’t of done that…sounds gross, but I am glad your finger is ok.

    Your background is giving me a seizure.

  70. ghost875 on June 12, 2011 at 2:03 am

    poor mike…….

  71. kathyxx on June 12, 2011 at 1:59 am

    That did look like it was a lot of blood for what looks like it’s supposed to be a tiny cut. ouch.

  72. pink00skull on June 12, 2011 at 1:59 am

    hmmm intresting,even more intresting question…i wonder what did blend..hmm…

  73. adiek84 on June 12, 2011 at 1:58 am

    And here I was imagining all kinds of exciting stories like sword fights, wrestling with tigers, cuddling with Trevor… and you cut yourself on a blender??? Lame! Watch out for yourself next time you try to do dangerous stuff like…uhm…blending. =D

  74. mikeecem on June 12, 2011 at 1:52 am

    btw, what’s your blood group?

  75. mikejueo on June 12, 2011 at 1:52 am

    take care dude!

  76. mikeecem on June 12, 2011 at 1:50 am

    i was afraid. you MUST be careful, please. those fingers needful to us 🙂 don’t make me sad!

  77. evooba on June 12, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Jeez Mike! Be careful next time 😉 Thank god it only ate 2 of your fingers and the cuts weren’t that bad. Yeah glue can make miracles. A friend of mine sliced her finger with a knife but instead of stitching it up the doctors super glued her :O

    Anyways, glad you’re good now. Rock out tonight! My best friend is coming to see you. I’m still waiting for iTunes Festival to come!

  78. polyattack on June 12, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Super glue? That doesn’t sound very sanitary.

  79. the108 on June 12, 2011 at 1:47 am

    poor you

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