Bellator announcer and former referee “Big” John McCarthy was involved in a scary incident over the weekend while attempting to do some lawn work.
McCarthy took to social media to share his experience which all started with a little tree trimming.
Eventually, the tree kicked back on McCarthy and caused six broken ribs, a punctured lung, and cuts, and bruises to his face.
“Well, 6 broken ribs and one punctured lung later, I have figured out that lumberjacks need way more respect!!!” McCarthy’s post read.
“Well that looks good. I have fought myself. I [intelligible] bunch of broken ribs, that’s why I can hardly talk right now. ‘Cuz I had a tree attack me. I’m gonna go see how many ribs I broke. It’s a lot of fun! I would talk longer, but I have a hard time breathing. I’ll talk to you later, bye!”
Well, 6 broken ribs and one punctured lung later, I have figured out that lumberjacks need way more respect!!! pic.twitter.com/e2AohcpNro
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) May 29, 2021
Talk about painful.
The follow up post from McCarthy showed that this was a pretty large tree that caused the damage, too, so luckily it wasn’t a lot worse.
Heal up, Big John.