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Paul Daniels chops off finger with circular saw while trying to build SAFETY DEVICE for the power tool

Six months ago he needed hospital treatment after being hit in the face with a pizza thrown by Sooty.
On this occasion however, Paul Daniels had no one to blame but himself.
In a horrific accident involving some DIY and a circular saw, the veteran magician says he managed to sever a finger and mangle the top of a second.
He described how a block of wood he was sawing leapt up, leaving his fingers at the mercy of the power tool’s ten-inch toothed blade.
The 73-year-old yesterday kept his injured left hand carefully hidden inside a glove for photographs.
Speaking from his home in Berkshire yesterday, the master illusionist said he feared for his career but he was now on the road to recoverMr Daniels – whose catchphrase is ‘You’ll like this...not a lot, but you’ll like it’ – was patched up by local doctors before being sent to plastic surgery specialists at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.
Surgeons battled to reattach the index finger but were unable to save half of the third finger.
He had feared the injuries may signal the end of his 40-year career in magic, but although he has yet to regain full feeling and movement in the digits, he is hopeful he will make a full recovery.
‘I was very worried. They did a fantastic job. Everything’s on the mend now,’ he said.
‘They’ve managed to fix the first finger and it’s all getting much better. I will have to change my methods slightly but the shows will go ahead.’
Mr Daniels – who is not shy when it comes to publicity – claimed he was in his garden shed making props ahead of his return to the stage next month when the drama happened.
He described how a block of wood he was sawing leapt up, leaving his fingers at the mercy of the power tool’s ten-inch toothed blade.

The 73-year-old yesterday kept his injured left hand carefully hidden inside a glove for photographs.
 'Caring': But Paul Daniels joked that he was disappointed his wife Debbie didn't dress up in a nurse's uniform and suspenders to look after him
He said: ‘The saw went right through my first finger, missed my middle one almost completely and took the top of my third one.
’How it missed the second finger is a trick in itself. The top of the third finger is all ground up and gone.’
Incredibly, the entertainer said he managed to thrust his badly lacerated hand into his coat – complete with the severed part of his index finger - and drive himself to Townlands Hospital in nearby Henley-on-Thames.
His wife and ‘beautiful assistant’ Debbie McGee, 52, was appearing on BBC Radio Berkshire at the time and was unaware of the accident, which happened on New Year’s Day.
‘Without any conscious thought on my part my right hand hit the stop button and I rammed my left hand into the chest of my coat and somehow ran to the car, started it and set off for Henley,’ he said.
‘I must have looked a weird site doubled over with my face all screwed up from the pain.
‘In Henley I jumped out of the car and scared the hell out of the young woman driving the car in front asking her to move over at the lights.
Mr Daniels – whose catchphrase is ‘You’ll like this...not a lot, but you’ll like it’ – was patched up by local doctors before being sent to plastic surgery specialists at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.
Surgeons battled to reattach the index finger but were unable to save half of the third finger.
He had feared the injuries may signal the end of his 40-year career in magic, but although he has yet to regain full feeling and movement in the digits, he is hopeful he will make a full recovery.
‘I was very worried. They did a fantastic job. Everything’s on the mend now,’ he said.
‘They’ve managed to fix the first finger and it’s all getting much better. I will have to change my methods slightly but the shows will go ahead.’

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Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

 



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