Find Station

Paul Pierce Was Hospitalized, Underwent Surgery For Gruesome Injury

placeholder image

NBA legend and FS1 analyst Paul Pierce revealed that he was hospitalized and underwent surgery after suffering a gruesome finger injury while eating in a post shared on his Instagram story Friday (May 17) night.

Pierce, 46, initially shared a photo of himself laying in a hospital bed, followed by three close-up shots of his fingers, which were mangled and covered in blood. One of Pierce's fingertips appeared to be facing the wrong way while another finger appeared to have experienced a long deep cut.

Pierce didn't reveal additional details on what happened or the extent of his injuries, but said he underwent surgery.

"I’m Good surgery went well looks worse then felt I appreciate the concern and love and to my haters I love yall too," Pierce wrote on his X account.

Pierce is a former NBA Finals MVP, having led the Boston Celtics to a championship in 2008 alongside fellow All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. The Inglewood native recorded 26,397 points, 7,527 rebounds and 4,708 assists during his 19-year NBA career.

Pierce previously contributed to ESPN's NBA coverage following his retirement in 2017 before being fired by the company in April 2021 after sharing a controversial Instagram Live video and began contributing to FS1's sports talk show Undisputed as of March 2024.

Two Chiefs Players Arrested In Latest of Tumultuous Offseason

Scottie Scheffler Said He Prepared For PGA Championship Round in Jail Cell

Nick Wright Says This Perennial NFL Bottom Feeder Can Reach the Super Bowl

Scottie Scheffler Issued Statement on His Arrest at PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler Was Detained at PGA Championship

Rob Parker: The Hatred For Nikola Jokic is REAL

Rob Parker: The Real Reason So Many NBA Fans Want Nikola Jokic to Fail

Chargers Mocked Harrison Butker in Viral Schedule Release Video

NFL Condemned Harrison Butker as Backlash For Controversial Comments Grows

Skap Attack: LeBron James is an Insufferable Narcissist