Jason Pierre-Paul releases fireworks PSA (Video)
Jason Pierre-Paul has teamed up with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for a public service announcement about the dangers of fireworks, and it was released Thursday morning in advance of the 4th of July holiday weekend.
In the PSA, Pierre-Paul tells CPSC chairman Elliott Kaye that he feels “truly blessed to be alive” after he lost a large portion of his right hand in a fireworks accident last year. You can see the video below:
Pierre-Paul told Good Morning America that he lit a professional-grade firework and it went off while he was still holding it. As he already stated before, JPP is not planning to get anywhere near fireworks displays or any other type of 4th of July celebration this year.
In recent months, Pierre-Paul has shared gruesome details and photos from his terrifying incident. Kudos to JPP for trying to help others learn from his mistake.