Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan suffered severe burns to his hand in a radiator accident, then posted graphic photos of the injury to Twitter, drawing the ire of his fans in the process.
Hogan, 59, was admitted to a Tampa, Fla., emergency room on Sunday in order to treat the severe burns, which he sustained when a radiator exploded near his hand, E! News reports. "Just had a radiator explode on my hand, OUCH,” Hogan tweeted, along with a graphic photo of his blistered fingers.
However, Hogan was just getting started, much to the chagrin of his Twitter followers. "Double OUCH," he wrote, posting a second photo of his still-expanding blisters. “Triple OUCH,” a third caption read, accompanied by a photo of the underside of the Hulkster’s scorched hand.
The radiator explosion did more than just produce a few blisters, though. Hogan was forced to undergo emergency treatment to remove the alarmingly damaged skin, prompting another wave of graphic photos. Ironically, Hogan seemed to be the only person who wasn’t grossed out by his hand, writing macabre captions for the photos he uploaded during the operation.
“I [am] at the ER now at Tampa General Hospital," Hogan wrote, before posting a photographic evidence of the operation. Seemingly unfazed by the state of his burnt hand, the 59-year-old wrote that he was “getting cut on,” and captioned one particularly grotesque photo, “would you like it rare?”
Apparently, Hogan’s shocking Twitter photos draw a strong enough reaction among fans that the wrestler felt obligated to apologize for their graphic content. “I apologize for posting my burned hand photos, with all the feedback I now realize I really should take a moment before I make a decision. HH,” Hogan wrote.
Lately, posting photos of graphic hand injuries to Twitter has become something of a trend for celebrities. Last week, reality television star Jesse James accidentally chopped off his pinky finger while working at his motorcycle shop, and promptly posted photos of the injury to his Twitter account.