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Paul Daniels' finger reattached after saw accident

A surgeon has reattached TV magician Paul Daniels' finger after he cut it off with a saw on New Year's Day.

Daniels, 73, lost his left index finger and the tip of his ring finger in an accident with a circular saw while building props for his act.

He drove himself from his Berkshire home to hospital in Henley-on-Thames, where the index finger was reattached.

Speaking to the BBC, Daniels said that the accident will not affect his upcoming theatre tour, but he has prepared a back-up plan.

"I decided that I had best write a plan A and a plan B. Plan A is that everything is working fine and plan B is that we take that trick out, because I physically cannot do it yet.

"The tour will go ahead - everything will be fine," he added.

  • 21 Jan 2012