Giada De Laurentiis Nearly Severs Finger On Air

    November 24, 2013
    Kimberly Ripley

Giada De Laurentiis was slicing turkey on a Food Network Thanksgiving special one moment, and bleeding profusely the next–all while on the air. The live Thanksgiving special also featured Ina Garten, Bobby Flay and Alton Brown–who were all immediately privy to the unfortunate mishap. It was plain to see–for both the other chefs in the wings and viewers at home–that this wasn’t a simple little ‘oops!’

A source on site told RadarOnline that De Laurentiis looked like she was about to pass out.

“She seemed to go pale and got very quiet putting pressure on it and whispering to Ina that it was bad,” the source explained.

Following a commercial break, Bobby Flay told the audience and viewers that Giada De Laurentiis was off seeking medial treatment and would return to the show shortly. True to form, she returned about 15 minutes later, bandaged up and ready to roll, thanks to an on-set medic who applied pressure, cleaned and bandaged the wound.

On a web show that served as a follow-up to the live on-air program, Giada was the subject of much good-natured teasing from her fellow chefs. Can you imagine the jokes that must have circulated at the poor woman’s expense? On Twitter a good ribbing ensued with talk of finding a piece of Giada’s finger in the stuffing.

Giada also tweeted about her impending medical treatment following good wishes from a follower.

Alas, Giada De Laurentiis isn’t just an acclaimed chef, she is also a seasoned TV personality. She no doubt took the nearly severed digit in stride and laughed along with all of her friends. Hopefully she has some help at home later this week, however, when she prepares her own family’s Thanksgiving spread.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.