Armed only with a bow and arrows, self-proclaimed wild man of rock and
roll Ted Nugent has emerged unscratched from countless hunting
expeditions. On Sunday, however, while filming a segment for his upcoming reality
series, "Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments," the Nuge suffered a
chainsaw wound to his leg that required 40 stitches.
Nugent was felling a tree to create a stump for a show contestant to
sit on when the tree started to fall in an unexpected direction, his manager said. He shoved the collapsing branches away from a female
contestant to prevent her from being struck and in the process let go
of his chainsaw, which grazed his leg.
The 55-year-old rocker was taken by ambulance to a hospital near Waco, Texas, where he was stitched up and his leg placed in a brace. The resilient outdoorsman
was back on the set early Monday morning to continue filming.
Nugent suffered a similar injury about a decade ago.
"Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments" completes filming next week.
The show's two-hour pilot premiered in October and its six weekly
episodes will begin airing this spring.
The Nuge will tour this summer. There may also be a full-scale reunion of Damn Yankees, the band he formed in the 1980s with Styx guitarist/singer Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger bassist/vocalist Jack Blades, Nugent's manager said. Styx and
Night Ranger would likely open the shows.