Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared video of an apparently gruesome injury on Tuesday, posting a short clip on Instagram that appeared to show a very, very badly dislocated ring finger.
The Instagram video showed Johnson in the parking lot of what appeared to be his new movie set. The Rock recounted how his director ran up and asked if he was OK or if he was bleeding.
The Rock then revealed the reason for the panic, panning the camera down to show his finger, which had been dislocated and was bent sideways.
“Bleed?” he laughed, “I ain’t got time to bleed.”
The video of Dwayne Johnson’s injury can be seen below, but be warned that it may be gross for more squeamish viewers.
The video went viral immediately, being shared close to 300,000 times and getting The Rock nationwide media coverage. Some were a bit skeptical, suggesting that the mangled finger could just be the result of movie magic.
This is not the first on-the-job injury for the former wrestler. Back in 2013, he was forced to undergo surgery to repair damage he suffered during his Wrestlemania bout against John Cena. The recovery forced him to miss the Hollywood premiere of his movie, Pain & Gain.
In that case, The Rock was also willing to share the gory details with fans, tweeting that a doctor “had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen.”
Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic. Surgery is next week. #BringItOn
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 21, 2013
But Johnon didn’t seem to be set back too much by the injury, Us Weekly noted.
“In the middle of last night’s Wrestlemania match I tore my abdomen & abductor muscles off the bone. Just part of the job,” the People’s Champion tweeted April 8. “But as we know…It’s all about #JustBringIt. WWE Universe, THANK YOU for all the love & well wishes. Means everything to me. #LeaveItAllInTheRing.”
“My drs said that starting back training w/ torn abdominals would be a b***h. Just found out they were right. We gotta push thru…” he added a few days later. And then, on April 13: “Drs & I elected not to reattach tendons to my pelvis. They’ll just scar up.”
There is no word on the severity of The Rock’s latest injury, but he did have a self-prognosis to share with fans. On the video, Dwayne Johnson suggested that they just “pop the sum-b***h back in” and continue filming.
[Image via Instagram]