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Mick Foley (inset) shows the area of his cranium, just behind his gnarled ear stump, where he recently discovered a thumbtack that has been lodged there for approximately 15 years.

Semi-retired professional wrestler Mick Foley, known for the “hardcore” violence of his matches, was surprised yesterday to discover a rusty thumbtack stuck in the back of his head.

“What the…” gasped Foley, running his fingers through his shaggy hair, near the mangled stump of his right ear.

“How long has that been there?!”

Foley summoned his wife Collette to examine the finding, which she reluctantly tugged out of Foley’s scalp with a pair of needle-nose pliers.

The significant discoloration and deterioration of the thumbtack indicated it had been stuck in Foley’s cranium for a significant duration.

Closer examination revealed that it was a Fujisaki brand thumbtack, suggesting that the tack became lodged in Foley’s scalp during one of his infamous Japanese deathmatches.

Foley immediately went to his doctor for tetanus shots, during which he whimpered and squirmed due to his somewhat ironic fear of needles.