WATCH: Jason Pierre-Paul Appears in Fireworks PSA

Jason Pierre-Paul now plays with a large mitt on his right hand to protect damages he suffered in a 2015 fireworks accident. (Getty)

Jason Pierre-Paul now plays with a large mitt on his right hand to protect damages he suffered in a 2015 fireworks accident. (Getty)

Nearly a year after losing several fingers on his right hand, New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul has released an emotional public service announcement about the dangers of fireworks.

#FireworksHurtJason Pierre-Paul tells CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye about a fireworks incident that changed his life.2016-06-30T12:28:22.000Z

The video shows scenes from the accident and Piere-Paul’s explanation of that fateful Fourth of July night. The video also shows still frames of Pierre-Paul’s injured hand and anxious family, waiting for the Giant’s star player in the hospital.

“On the way to the hospital, all I co do was think about my son and if I was going to make it.”

“Now I’m just truly, truly blessed to be alive.”

The PSA, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, ends with tips to stay safe around fireworks.

Fortunetly for Pierre-Paul, the injuries were not life threatening. He was able to rejoin the Giants for eight games in the 2015 season.