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Zoinks! 'Scooby-Doo' Actor Cuts off Thumb

9/29/2009 7:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'Scooby-Doo' Actor Cuts off ThumbNick Palatas -- the straight-to-DVD "Scooby-Doo" actor -- just lopped off his thumb.

Nick's manager tells us the actor -- who plays Shaggy in the film -- was working with a table saw this afternoon in Northridge, CA when the saw struck a knot in the wood and suddenly jumped.

We're told the saw sliced off one-third to one-half of Nick's right thumb. Nick dialed 911. Yes.

While in the ambulance, Nick called his mother and asked her to go to his home and retrieve his thumb ... which she obligingly did.

Nick's mother just took the thumb to Northridge Hospital -- but the medical staff concluded it could not be reattached.

Nick is now waiting on a "top Hollywood plastic surgeon" to see if he'll ever get put back together again.

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Michelle    

That's a bummer.

1766 days ago
2.

balls    

balls

1766 days ago
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DaJuice    

Ouch! What some people won't do for a Scooby Snack!

1766 days ago
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Pierce Aero    

It is probably cruel to second guess him at this point, but why didn't the ambulance drivers, or Nick, grab the thumb on the way out to the Hospital. Was it unusable because they waited too long, or was it too mangled. Space, Space, Space. Thumbs come in so handy on a keyboard. Space... Pierce Aero, SuperHero!

1766 days ago
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Biffola    

If you're gonna' be stupid, you gotta' be tough.

1766 days ago
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nightcrawler    

PUSH STICK!!!

1766 days ago
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LakersFan    

Eeeeeeeeew. He took a page out of the Homer Simpson book.

Homer: "Okay, if the doctor asks you why you cut it off, tell him that you caught me in bed with four beautiful women."

1766 days ago
8.

Stinker    

Guess he will not be sticking that thumb up his ass any more :-)

1766 days ago
9.

mia    

Poor guy !!!! I hope they can reattach the thumb part. :(

1766 days ago
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Zoe    

I love that agents call TMZ to report this kind of thing. Publicity. Er, I mean, priorities.

1766 days ago
11.

Confused    

thumb + eBay = $

1766 days ago
12.

$$$    

they can use his big toe....

1766 days ago
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King of LA    

I did the same exact thing to my thumb and than put a tattoo of a saw blad on my Stub! If you can't laugh at yourself than who can you laugh at!!!

1766 days ago
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uh-duh    

OH BALLS!!! you never let me down!

1766 days ago
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unknown    

ZOINKS!
Jeepers, this would've never happened with the dandy new twin blade saw. It cuts through anything without kicking.
(what's with the Yes after dialing 911 bit? Schonenfraude?)

1766 days ago
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