He was apparently as calm in the moment as he was while posing for pictures at the hospital. In the moments after the accident, he says, “I yelled over to Pete, ‘Hey look I got a new piercing.’”
Even with insurance, Hagood had some significant hospital bills to deal with, including his $1,250 deductible. However, with the help of some friends and kind people online, he reached the goal and is nearly back to normal. Except for the part where he's drinking beer through a straw for the time being.