Fans bid to get the finger from Radiohead's singer...

THOM YORKE’s middle finger sensationally turned up on online auction site eBay last week. RADIOHEAD fans desperate to get hold of the digit went in a bidding frenzy until it finally sold minutes ago (March 15) for a staggering £248.

However, on closer inspection, this “pretty unique item of Radiohead memorabilia” seems to have startlingly metallic properties and odd bronze colouring for a piece of frontman flesh.

Measuring at just over two inches high, the finger is in fact the infamous middle digit from the singer’s NME Award, which he broke off during the February 12 ceremony because it was “offensive”.

Following the band winning awards for Best Album and Best Video, Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood made their way backstage to give interviews, when the singer snapped his trophy. Greenwood then followed suit.

The seller believes that the item is definitely the fragment of Yorke’s award, stating: “My friend saw him breaking the finger off against a wall and picked it up after he walked off.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, Radiohead will be appearing at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, which take place on May 1-2 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

The Oxford five-piece join a line-up that already boasts a highly anticipated comeback slot from the [a][/a].