What a good-humored chop.
Major Mackerel, a top Jamaican reggae star from the ‘80s, was briefly hospitalized with cuts to the head and hand after a jealous husband attacked with a two-foot samurai sword – but the musician isn’t sweating it.
“These things happen,” Mackerel, whose real name is Garfield Dixon, told the New York Daily News. "It's a Jamaican thing."
Mackerel was on his way to his East Flatbush home when neighbor Oscar Joseph ambushed, claiming that he had flirted with the man’s wife, investigators told the News.
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Mackerel denied hitting on Joseph’s wife. But he said his friends might have hollered at her in the past year.
"He was chopped with a sword," Mackerel’s girlfriend Novia Watson said. "I couldn't believe it."
Joseph was arrested outside the Brooklyn building on assault and criminal possession of a weapon charges, the News reported.
He was reportedly still holding the bloody sword.