Martha Stewart headbutted by dog – needed stitches

Martha Stewart’s lip was gashed open Wednesday morning when her beloved French bulldog headbutted her. She explained on her blog that she’d just returned from a trip the night before and the next morning, had to rush to be at the studio for a 7 a.m. call. Stewart wrote: ” As I leaned down to whisper goodbye to a dozing Francesca, I must have startled her, because she bolted upright with such force that she hit me in the face like a boxing glove hitting an opponent’s face.  I was entirely startled and my neck snapped back. I felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed forth from my split lip. Frannie was as upset as I was and cowered in her bed. Rushing to a mirror, I realized it was a pretty serious gash.” Martha had her assistant call ahead to arrange for a plastic surgeon in the emergency room at a nearby hospital, then was rushed there by her driver, Carlos. The  plastic surgeon on call, Dr. William Nolan, gave her nine stitches to her lip.

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  1. Sandie • January 14, 2011 @ 4:51 PM

    ouch, that had to have hurt. but seriously, who in this day and age talks like this?
    “I felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed forth from my split lip.” gushed forth? really?

  2. bubbles • January 14, 2011 @ 7:07 PM

    i though this story was going to have a completely different ending

  3. Rita • January 15, 2011 @ 12:41 AM

    Not only that, but who calls ahead to get a plastic surgeon on demand? And an assistant standing there available to call the hospital? Not to mention the driver. I feel sorry for the dog, why would it be afraid it was in trouble? Does she yell at it all the time? She doesn’t say she comforted the dog, it was probably cowering in terror for hours.

  4. Carrie • January 18, 2011 @ 12:19 AM

    I don’t think she is telling the truth ~ a cut like that would not have been from a ‘head-butt’ but a bite and that would not sound good for her fans!

  5. artistmarkets • February 22, 2011 @ 6:46 AM

    Come on, you guys! There isn’t anything wrong with her speech — it is rather quaint.
    Have you seen the size of a Bulldog’ s head? Such disdain! Give the lady a little leeway, for heaven’s sake!

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