May 22, 2013 08:19 AM
Insert West Coast Choppers joke here!
Jesse James accidentally cut the top of his right pinky finger off at his garage on Tuesday, and unfortunately doctors at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Texas were not able to save the tip of his digit.
"Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it. Nice know'n you little buddy," James wrote on Instagram. James told TMZ, "I was working in the shop today, and my glove got caught in one of my machines and it just took my finger off ... My wife [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."
When asked whether his little finger survived, he said, "They said it's gone. They're going to take a skin graft of the chunk of finger and then sew it back on," he said, joking, "I asked them if they could sew my fingerprint on upside-down, just for fun ... It's not that bad. I think sometimes looking at yourself mangled is worse than the actual [injury] itself...but I'm fine, I'm good."
"They're totally trying to give me morphine, and I'm like, 'No, I'm fine, I'm cool. I'm all right. I can just take the pain,'" he added. "I don't like the way stuff like [morphine] makes me feel. I'd rather just feel a little bit of pain."