"Velvet Revolver" guitarist Slash has ended up in hospital after breaking both his thumbs while tickling a blue whale.
"I'm hurtin', man", groaned Slash, "if I thought something like this could happen I wouldn't have gone anywhere near the damn thing".
The blue whale, the largest creature that has ever existed which even dwarfs the dinosaurs, washed up in the former "Guns 'n Roses" guitarists swimming pool.
It's reported that Slash awake in the early hours of the morning, saw the creature and immediately rushed down from his bedroom to try and "play" it.
"Major bad idea, man", said the wounded musician.