While it seems unusual to injure your hand on something as innocuous as a trash bag, “General Hospital” star Kirsten Storms explained what happened on Instagram in a self-deprecating and humorous way.
“Lesson I learned recently: Swinging a heavy trash bag, to get it inside of a dumpster, could result in said trash bag gaining quite a bit of momentum … making it spin … causing the drawstring to tie onto your fingers. (Hey, I didn’t say this was my brightest moment),” Storms wrote. “If you’re wondering, yes the trash bag will try to take your fingers into the dumpster as well. I will be wearing this brace on the show and I thought some of you might be curious about why I am rocking it. Juuuuust takin’ out the trash.”
Storms also showed off a photo of her hand in its brace along with her frustrated face, and a hashtag revealed that she had to wear the brace for two weeks. She also relayed how her ex-husband, Brandon Barash, who pays Jake DiMera on “Days of Our Lives” (via IMDb) reacted to the mishap.
“My middle finger is the most damaged part of my hand and [Brandon Barash] said it was karma for all of the times I’ve flipped him off,” Storms continued. “When I told him that I’ve flipped him off more times in my head … he responded ‘and look what happened to your brain.'”