Australian cricket legend Mitchell Johnson shows off his gruesome head injury — after having a fight with a chin-up bar.
The left-arm fast bowler, 36, needed 16 stitches in his scalp after being rushed to hospital with a nasty cut.
A series of four photos posted to Johnson’s Instagram page showed the initial laceration, him lying on a bed receiving treatment and the stitches.
A final snap revealed a smiling Johnson, indicating all was OK after his procedure.
“If you don’t like blood and cuts then don’t look through these pics!” He captioned the images.
“Not the best thing I’ve ever done to myself but I’m am [sic] fine #toohardtoexplain #dontfightchinupbar #stilldontknowhowitspossible.”
At least he was met with a barrage of well wishes following his mishap.
“Oh goodness me … Horrific to see a wonderful person getting injured like this. Can’t digest that injury, is a big and a massive one. Our prayers will be with you to get well soon sir,” one user posted.
“What. I can’t believe this,” another added.
“How the heck could this have happened?” an intrigued fan commented.
Johnson is best known for utterly dominating England’s batting order in the 2013-14 Ashes series in which the hosts won 5-0.
He mustered a 37-wicket haul and was awarded Man of the Match in three of the five Tests, as well as being named Player of the Series.
The man known as ‘Midge’ was also a crucial cog in the machinery when Australia won the World Cup for a fifth time in 2015, beating New Zealand by seven wickets in the final.