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Ricky Gervais sends shirtless, obscene tweet before Golden Globes

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Ricky Gervais is ready for his closeup. 

A few hours before the writer-actor’s latest Golden Globes hosting gig, Gervais tweeted a shirtless photo of himself, along with a warning to sensitive viewers and a word you most definitely cannot say on television.

Warning: See the NSFW tweet below.

This morning, Gervais appeared on NBC’s Today show to declare, “I’ve got to bite the hand that feeds me. I’ve got to have a go at NBC, at the Hollywood Foreign Press — with good humor. I don’t want this nauseating, backslapping ‘aren’t we all great’ … yeah, we know we’re all great. It’s entertainment, it’s fairyland, it’s TV, this isn’t real, we’re … not saving lives.”

This is Gervais’ fourth time hosting the Golden Globes, and first since 2012. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler served as hosts of the show for the last three years.

For more, here’s EW’s Golden Globes live blog, our red carpet photo gallery and the full list of winners