Martha Stewart Gets Stitches After Dog Strikes Lip

Martha Stewart isn't likely to whisper sweet nothings into her dozing dog's ear anytime again soon.

The 69-year-old lifestyle guru wrote on her blog Thursday that she needed stitches after startling her dog Francesca while leaning down to "whisper goodbye." The dog jumped up and rammed into Stewart.

She writes that she "felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed" from her split lip Tuesday night.

She initially called police to ask for a ride to the hospital but realized her driver was waiting to drive her from her home in the suburbs to New York City for a "Today" show appearance.

Stewart landed in the Northern Westchester Hospital emergency room and received stitches in her upper lip.

She posted photos of the mishap on her blog.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 at 03:31 PM
    Praying for the 2 children in Greenville that were mauled by a pack of dogs running loose earlier this week.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Jan 14, 2011 at 03:21 PM
    "Anonymous" of Jan 14 at 3:19PM, I'm sorry but it's just got to be said. That comment just ain't funny. It's a dud. Don't bother me with such dry, pointless attempts at humor anymore....please. I see "US Fruit" has weighed in, bet his dog has bitten him more than one time.
  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Jan 14, 2011 at 02:19 PM
    Interesting how illegal (or maybe just against hospital policy) it is to photograph even yourself or allow a family member to do it in the hospital emergency room yet they allow it for Martha and even post on her blog. Double standards that Obamacare cant touch.
  • by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    I'm sorry but it's just got to be said. Maybe Martha and Pres. Obama can get together and swap stitched lip stories.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Jan 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    All these precious creatures want to give is love. That's why they'll bite you animal lover's blubbering lips. Just give it another smooch, maybe it will get your nose.
  • by re: Donald on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    Maybe she is just thankful it is not a mug shot this time. But come on, is this news worthy for eastern nc?
  • by J Location: NC on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    wow and this is considered news? Well my dog almost scratched my eye out last night while we were playing, is that considered headlines too?
  • by Mike Location: Richlands on Jan 14, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    Home Town- since she is now going around biting maybe she should be put down, or at least tested.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 14, 2011 at 08:54 AM
    Donald is right. I ask, how does a photographer get into the ER to snap her photo anyway?
  • by Donald on Jan 14, 2011 at 07:35 AM
    How to tell a celebrity is desperate for attention: (S)he releases pictures of themselves while getting stitches in the ER.
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