T.M.I., Jose Canseco!
In retirement, the former All-Star baseball player has made a second career of over-sharing – from steroids usage around the big leagues to his thoughts on the European Space Agency's mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk.
Now, the onetime Oakland A's slugger took sharing on the Internet a step beyond on Friday. A finger he injured while cleaning his gun last month and had gotten reattached in surgery, fell off.
“[Damn] I was playing in a poker tournament last night and something crazy happened to my finger that I shot off and they put back on,” Canseco tweeted on Friday. “I know something crazy was going to happen with his [damn] finger cause it felt like it was falling off.”
Apparently, that's just what happened.
“This is my finger before it fell off. Maybe I will sell it on eBay – after all that finger hit 462 MLB home runs," he tweeted, sharing a pretty graphic photo of his hand.
The tweet has since been deleted.
“The Celebrity Apprentice” alum shot himself in the hand last month while he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen of his Las Vegas home when it went off, shooting a finger on his left hand. According to him, the surgery didn't turn out all that great.
"My finger should have been amputated from the beginning," he tweeted Friday. "It was very loose with no bone to connect it. it was also smelling really bad."
Amid his troubles, Canseco keep his sense of humor – even saying he wanted to see the video taken of his finger falling off during the tournament.
“I could probably hit a softball further with 9 fingers. Less weight means more bat speed. LOL,” he tweeted. “I bet a long time ago you could easily loose a finger a hand or even your life in a poker game if you couldn’t pay up.”
Canseco then tweeted, “I put my finger in the freezer. Anyone want finger appetizers?”
Over a 17-year career, Canseco hit .266 with 462 home runs and a .515 slugging percentage. He was named 1986 American League Rookie of the Year, the A.L. Most Valuable Player in 1988 and was a six-time All-Star.
Despite his accomplishments on the field, he is now better known for his outrageous behavior, including spousal abuse, weapons charges and claiming that the vast majority of Major League Baseball players took steroids in a tell-all, "Juiced."