Jesse James may have lost part of his pinky finger in an accident in his car workshop, but at least he still has a sense of humor about it.
Shortly after the accident that claimed a big slice out of his finger, Jesse James posted a picture of the finger on Instagram. He didn’t seem too broken up about the accident and, in fact, even had a quip for the occasion.
“Doesn’t look like this little dude’s gonna make it, Nice know’n (sic) you little buddy,” he wrote in the caption for the graphic photo.
Jesse would go on to tell TMZ Live that he didn’t even notice the accident at first.
“I was working in the shop today and my glove got caught into one of the machines and just smashed it, took my finger off,” Jesse James said. “I didn’t even know my finger had got cut off until I got five steps away and I was like, ‘Oh man, I think my finger got cut off.’
Jesse said he and new wife Alexis DeJoria tried to look for the sliced off digit, but by the time they found it the finger portion was in no condition to be re-attached.
“They (doctors) said it’s gone. They’re gonna take a skin graft off the chunk of finger and just sew it back on (the injured stump)…”
Searching for the severed finger may have been a good bonding experience for Jesse James and his new wife. He and DeJoria already share a love of cars — she is a professional drag racer, driving a 10,000-horsepower Nitro Funny Car on the NHRA circuit.
Jesse James said losing part of his finger isn’t that big of a deal. Afterward he turned down medication to dull the pain before his surgery, insisting, “I’m cool. I’m all right.”