The Food Network star gets stitches after cutting her index finger while slicing turkey on a live broadcast of the holiday special.
Giada De Laurentiis had a bloody cooking incident while filming a Thanksgiving Live special on Food Network, Saturday, November 23. The TV chef was slicing a turkey roll she had just made on the live TV broadcast when her knife slipped and she accidentally cut her finger.
"She seemed to go pale and got very quiet putting pressure on it and whispering to Ina (Garten) that it was bad," an eyewitness tells Radar Online. "She looked like she was about to faint." The show then cut to commercial break as De Laurentiis got medical attention, but she returned 15 minutes later with her finger bandaged.
De Laurentiis required stitches for the deep cut. Fellow celebrity chef Alton Brown jokingly tweeted, "We did locate the end of Giada's left index finger in the stuffing. Rushing to hospital now."
In a photo posted on Instagram, De Laurentiis showed her index finger before and after she got stitches. She also shared a link to a short video featuring her showing her finger which turned black and blue before getting "stitched up." She is expected to heal in two weeks.