Giada De Laurentiis, the Food Network chef, sliced her finger open while filming the network’s live Thanksgiving special on Saturday.

Giada De Laurentiis Slices Finger

De Laurentiis, known for her Italian-made-easy recipes, was cutting some freshly prepared turkey when her knife slipped onto her finger. “She seemed to go pale and got very quiet putting pressure on it and whispering to Ina that it was bad,” an eyewitness told exclusively. “She looked like she was about to faint.”

During commercial break, De Laurentiis left the Thanksgiving Live set to seek medical attention on her bleeding finger. When the program returned, fellow Food Network chef Alton Brown apprised viewers of De Laurentiis’ kitchen accident. Before long, however, the celebrity chef was back to work on set with a bandaged finger.

Giada posted a picture on Instagram of the damage to her finger and the resulting temporary bandage.

Alton Brown Jokes About Giadi De Laurentiis' Cut Finger

Also taking to social media was Brown, who quipped on Twitter, “#savegiada’s finger.” He also took the time to jokingly answer concerns from De Laurentiis’ fans.

At the Thanksgiving Live Google + Hangout program following the two-hour special, Di Laurentiis joined Brown, Ina Garten and Bobby Flay in digging in on the holiday feast and chatting via Google + with other Food Network chefs. After calling attention to De Laurentiis’ bandaged finger, which she was unconsciously was holding up, the rest of the chefs then held their fingers up in solidarity as De Laurentiis gamely took their ribbing.

– Chelsea Regan

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