Thanks to social media outlet Twitter, more than half a million of Hulk Hogan‘s (real name Terry Bolea) followers got to see graphic photos of an injury sustained to his left hand on May 26, 2013. The reality TV and wrestling star was rushed to the hospital after his hand was severely burned by a radiator explosion.
Though there are a few things Hogan would like to keep out of the public’s eyes, Twitter followers were able to follow this journey from beginning to end by way of multiple photos – even as a medical team worked to begin the healing process.
For those not currently following the celebrity on Twitter, Hogan’s feed, as well as photos and commentary of this accident can be found at www.twitter.com/HulkHogan.
By the end of his time in the emergency room, Hogan’s hand looked totally different from the initial injury. The large blisters had been drained and removed, leaving raw patches of skin on most of his fingers.
The doctors also applied salve and antibiotics in order to prevent infection and to promote healing of the tissue, which Hogan joked about via Tweet by saying “Skinned like a cat” and “Slimed like a cat.”
Although most likely in an extreme amount of pain, Hogan’s sense of humor most likely made the situation more bearable. The day after the ordeal, Hogan issued an apology – also via Tweet – for sharing the gruesome photos with his followers.
Hogan isn’t the only tough guy to get an owie on his fingers.
Last week Jesse Jame surprised his 109,462 Instagram followers last week by posting a truly gruesome photo of his severed pinky finger.
James laughed off his sliced off pinky by sending out photos of the severed finger.
What’s a macho guy do when he gets his pinky chopped off? Car customizer James Instagrammed the gory stub with the caption “Oops bad day at the office.”
“They were, like, going crazy in the hospital. Oh do you want morphine? We have morphine ready for you. And I’m like, ‘No, I’m actually cool,” he told CNN. The bad boy of customizing choppers just got a little badder joking about how his severed fingertip couldn’t be saved.
“Doesn’t look like this little dude’s gonna make it,” he said. “Nice knowin’ ya.”
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Hulk Hogan Burns Hand: Hulk Hogan severely burns his hand in radiator explosion