Giada De Laurentiis Slices Finger During Live Broadcast

By: Pam Wright - November 24, 2013

(image)Here’s what you don’t want to do as you carve the Thanksgiving Day turkey.

Giada De Laurentiis sliced her finger Saturday on live television during the Food Network‘s annual Thanksgiving special. She was slicing a turkey roll when the accident occurred. She briefly left the set to have her wound attended to, and returned 15 minutes later to continue the show.

“She seemed to go pale and got very quiet putting pressure on it and whispering to Ina that it was bad,” an eyewitness told Radar Online. “She looked like she was about to faint.”

Other celebrity chefs accompanying De Laurentiis on the holiday-themed special were Alton Brown, Ina Garten and Bobby Flay.

In response to a fan asking about De Laurentiis because she was unable to watch the show, Brown quipped on Twitter, “we did locate the end of Giada’s left index finger in the stuffing. Rushing to hospital now.”

De Laurentiis seemed to enjoy this comment, and replied with a smiley face.

Images via Twitter

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