NME.com is reporting that THE DARKNESS have played down reports that frontman Justin Hawkins has seriously injured his hand.Hawkins was allegedly hospitalized and had surgery on his guitar-playing hand last week. In a message posted on the on the band's web site today (Nov. 1), THE DARKNESS claimed that Justin will be well enough to tour. The message reads: "Don't be alarmed by the rumours that Justin Hawkins may not be able to play guitar on THE DARKNESS' upcoming U.K. tour. We can confirm reports this weekend that THE DARKNESS frontman and guitarist, Justin Hawkins, has sustained a slight injury to his right hand, but will be fine to wield his 'axe' before kicking off their Winter Tour starting this month. There was no altercation as was alleged in certain sections of the press. "This injury poses no threat to either the arena tour or his participation in the forthcoming BAND AID III single. Justin is able to play his guitar with his usual flair. Speaking from tour rehearsals, Justin said that he had accidentally cut his hand but that 'everything is fine' and the tour is in 'absolutely no danger' of being cancelled."
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