Chest and Amputee Arm Pull

Here’s a shot from the first show that Mike Nub did with AMF at The Derby in LA, August 13, 2004. Since I’m sure it’s the first thing a lot of people are wondering, he lost his forearm in an industrial accident — you can read the story of what happened here. Check out his IAM page for videos of performance and more.

“I was out of the hospital in less than two weeks, my hand being replaced by phantom sensations and a stainless steel hook. I’ve since abandoned the hook, as well as any ‘hand’ attachments that came with it. To this day, I still have those sensations, even though they fade more and more as time passes. I’ve never had too much grief either over the whole ordeal… guess it didn’t make much sense to. In actuality, it has in a lot of ways made me a more complete person, a stronger man, a better individual. I’ve learned how to be more outgoing, more thoughtful and more observant. Above all, I finally learned despite everything how to feel pride, something I could never grasp, even with two hands.”

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8 thoughts on “Chest and Amputee Arm Pull

  1. Holy shit, I think I used to work with him in Houston if it’s the right person… he didn’t have the crown of thorns then so I’m not sure it’s him !!

  2. I remember the hook and I don’t think it was very comfortable for him which might be why he’s not wearing it anymore.. it did gave some effect at the bar (Emo’s R.I.P)

    Mike, if you see that, lemme know if it’s you (Alex,Whole Foods, couple of years ago, Houston). But I’m 99% sure after seeing more pix :)

  3. damn! I cringed when he described all of the sensations as his hand was being crushed. Definitely a strong person to go through all of that.

  4. Actually still have my prostetics, just keep them in a box in my attic…If I had a pirate hook though, I’d rock that shit all the time…

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