Scorpions' Matthias Jabs pictured at recent Madison Square Garden show with Band-Aids on his fingers, apparently bleeding onto his fretboard

Matthias Jabs of Scorpions
(Image credit: Jim Powers/YouTube / Robert Cavuoto)

Earlier this month, German rock giants Scorpions announced they'd be postponing three European shows due to an unspecified injury suffered by guitarist Matthias Jabs.

And thanks to new photos and footage from the band's set at the Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert at Madison Square Garden on May 6, the extent and nature of Jabs' injury have been made clearer.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.