Jose Canseco Pranked Everyone By Saying His Finger Fell Off

Update: The former baseball player told TMZ it was just a joke. You got us, Jose.

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After claiming last week that his finger fell off during a poker tournament, former MLB player Jose Canseco told TMZ that the whole thing was a hoax that he cooked up after seeing a fake finger in a Halloween store.

Jose Canseco claimed he accidentally shot himself in the hand last week while cleaning a firearm at his Las Vegas home. He later underwent surgery and posted this photo:

Love you baby no matter how many fingers you have <img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/2665.png"><img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/2665.png"><img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/2665.png"> @JoseCanseco

Leila Knight@ModelLeilaFollow

Love you baby no matter how many fingers you have <img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/2665.png"><img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/2665.png"><img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/2665.png"> @JoseCanseco

7:38 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After the incident, he thanked both the Las Vegas police and his fiancée:

Thank u to all the Las Vegas police officers and fire rescue that came so quickly and made the incident much easier to deal with.

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

Thank u to all the Las Vegas police officers and fire rescue that came so quickly and made the incident much easier to deal with.

3:34 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Most thanks to my beautiful fianc&#xE9; @ModelLeila for saving my life . She was so calm and handled everything perfectly like she was a doctor.

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

Most thanks to my beautiful fiancé @ModelLeila for saving my life . She was so calm and handled everything perfectly like she was a doctor.

6:37 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But the story turned awkward Friday when Canseco took to Twitter to tease updates on the accident:

Dam I was playing in a poker tournament last night and something crazy happened to my finger that I shot off and they put back on.

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

Dam I was playing in a poker tournament last night and something crazy happened to my finger that I shot off and they put back on.

12:59 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I knew something crazy was going to happen with this dam finger cause it felt like it was falling off.

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

I knew something crazy was going to happen with this dam finger cause it felt like it was falling off.

4:04 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And then hours later, he delivered the news:

Ok well I might as well tell you .I was playing in a poker tournament last night and my finger fell off .someone took a video of it.

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

Ok well I might as well tell you .I was playing in a poker tournament last night and my finger fell off .someone took a video of it.

3:49 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even admitting that the finger was "smelling really bad."

My finger should have been amputated from the beginning. It was very loose with no bone to connect it.it was also smelling really bad.

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

My finger should have been amputated from the beginning. It was very loose with no bone to connect it.it was also smelling really bad.

6:51 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A person who captured video of the incident reportedly contacted Canseco's agent:

This guy called my agent and sold him the video.of my finger falling off .it looks kinda funny.lol

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

This guy called my agent and sold him the video.of my finger falling off .it looks kinda funny.lol

3:52 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I want to see the video I haven&#x27;t even seen it yet .

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

I want to see the video I haven't even seen it yet .

6:54 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dammm I thought the guy was funny meaning kidding just saw the video .OMG

Jose Canseco@JoseCansecoFollow

Dammm I thought the guy was funny meaning kidding just saw the video .OMG

6:59 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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