September 29, 2009

‘Scooby-Doo’ actor loses thumb to saw

U.S. actor Nick Palatas accidentally cut off one-third to one-half of his right thumb with a table saw Tuesday, his manager said.

Palatas, 21, recently played Shaggy in the live-action television movie Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins.

The actor's manager confirmed to TMZ that the mishap took place Tuesday afternoon in Northridge, Calif.

Palatas was transported to Northridge Hospital by ambulance. Although his mother reportedly brought the part of his thumb that had been severed to the hospital, medical staff could not reattach it.

The actor's manager told TMZ he has contacted a plastic surgeon to see if anything can be done.