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Jesse James cuts off his finger in grisly accident

Carly Maga
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We’ve always known that Jesse James likes the “tough guy” look, and now he has a battle wound to make it all the more authentic.

James, 44, shocked his Instagram followers on Tuesday when he uploaded a picture of his right hand — except it was missing the tip of its pinky finger. He captioned the photo: “OOOpps, Bad day at the office. Headed 2 Surgery in a few.”

Shortly after, James posted another photo that’s even worse, showing off what used to be his pinky fingernail, along with the caption: “Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it, Nice know'n you little buddy.”

Finally, to cap off the ordeal, James posted one final photo as he headed into surgery, writing “Heading 2 Surgery #jessejames #westcoastchoppers #StillMetal” underneath the photo of himself screaming into the camera, making devil horns with his injured hand.

Warning: The photos are very, very graphic, but if you think you can stomach them, you can view the pictures here, here, and here.

James explained the mishap to TMZ as he waited at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas.

“I was working in the shop today, and my glove got caught in one of my machines and it just took my finger off,” he said. “My wife [drag racer and heiress Alexis DeJoria] and I were on the floor looking around for the piece of finger so we could put it on ice and haul ass to the hospital.”

And if all this wasn’t enough, James said he refused the morphine that his doctors offered him. “I don’t like the way that stuff makes me feel; I’d rather just feel a little bit of pain,” he said. “I’m good.”

Alas, the poor pinky tip couldn’t be saved, so doctors apparently took a skin graft of the finger to cover the wound. “I asked them to sew my fingerprint on upside down, just for fun,” James said.

Otherwise, Sandra Bullock's ex-husband says life is great in Texas. He made no mention of the Discovery Channel canceling his reality TV show “Jesse James: Monster Garage,” which prompted James to write a scathing blog post in early May.

But show or no show, business doesn’t seem to be slowing down at his shop — so James will be back at the saw again this week. Give the guy a hand!

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