"Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it. Nice know'n you little buddy," he said in a message accompanying the gory image Tuesday at http://instagram.com/p/ZlilYUxmkM/#
I was working in the shop today, and my glove got caught in one of my machines and it just took my finger off," he later told TMZ. "My wife [Alexis DeJoria] and I were on the floor looking around for the piece of finger so we could put it on ice and haul ass to the hospital. ... They're totally trying to give me morphine, and I'm like: 'No, I'm fine, I'm cool. I'm all right. I can just take the pain.' I don't like the way stuff like [morphine] makes me feel. I'd rather just feel a little bit of pain."
James, 43, went on to say doctors were unable to re-attach the severed pinky part.