Jessica Simpson watched in shock as her BFF/hair stylist Ken Paves had his face busted open during a crazy paparazzi crush on their way out of Madeo late Saturday night.
Ken was escorting Jess out of the restaurant, when the sea of snappers swarmed -- and in the madness, one guy hit Ken near his eye with a part of a camera.
With blood trickling down his face, Ken still managed to get Jess inside their waiting ride. Their driver then whisked the group to a nearby hospital, where Jess accompanied her friend inside the building.
Calls to their reps have yet to be returned -- and as of right now no police reports have been filed.