The outspoken rocker, outdoors enthusiast and star of the VH1 series “Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments,” required 40 stitches to close the gash in his leg, according to Michelle Clark, a spokeswoman for the cable music channel.

The Nuge said the injury required considerably fewer stitches.

According to a post made by Nugent on his Web site, he was cutting down a tree when the accident occurred.

Nugent didn’t miss any time on the series, which is taping through January 18 and is scheduled to air in April. The 55-year-old rocker is wearing a brace on his leg.

The original installment of “Surviving Nugent” aired as a two-hour special in October.

In that version, contestants were shot with paint-balls, made to sleep in a barn, construct their own outhouse and skin a Russian boar – all in an effort to win $25,000 and prizes. Nugent challenged the contestants to live off the land in his rural compound near Jackson, about 70 miles west of Detroit.

In the latest version, which will air as a series, the Motor City Madman again will look to transform a group of unsuspecting city slickers into rough outdoorsmen.

The top prize this time around is $100,000.