Ted Nugent Requires 40 Stitches After Chainsaw Accident

Injured while filming reality series, wild man of rock returns to set following morning.

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.