Credit: Twitter

This painful news story definitely gets a thumbs-down from us. LeAnn Rimes has revealed this week that she got a steph infection after undergoing surgery on her hand. 

Last month, LeAnn tweeted that she would be getting surgery done to fix a painful hangnail on her thumb. She hadn't given much of an update on the procedure until this week, when she posted a pic of her bandaged hand from the hospital. 

"Back again & numbing for a big ass shot," LeAnn captions the photo (at right) on May 6. "Laughing w/ my doc @BellaSkinInst about the nonsense. Staph infection, no fun."

Talk about a bummer! It's very unfortunate that LeAnn has to deal with this infection, and her Twitter followers indeed expressed their sympathy about the pic. When one fan asked which hand she uses and if the infection has been getting better, LeAnn responded, "no, worse! Right handed, sucks." 

This news follows speculation that LeAnn and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville might be bickering over who gets to spend time with Brandi and Eddie Cibrian's kids this weekend for Mother's Day. However, LeAnn has made it clear that both she and Brandi will get to celebrate with the boys, with Brandi getting to spend the actual day with her sons. 

Wish LeAnn a speedy recovery in the comments section!

Source: LeAnn on Twitter