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Martha Stewart

Hospitalized

After Dog Headbutt

1/13/2011 7:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Martha Stewart needed 9 stitches to close up a bloody gash on her upper lip this week after her dog accidentally headbutted the domestic goddess in the face.

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Martha was getting ready to leave her NY home Tuesday when she leaned over to "whisper goodbye" to her dozing french bulldog, Francesca. But Martha says she must have "startled" the dog, because Franny shot upwards and hit Martha in the face ... busting her lip open.

Martha says she "felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed forth from [her] split lip."

Unable to stop the bleeding herself, Martha first called police to ask for a ride ... before remembering that she had a driver on standby.

Martha eventually made it to the emergency room -- where she was promptly sewn back up.

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46.

Olivia    

Doesn't this always happen to her? There is always an incident with one of her dogs....

1378 days ago
47.

HarlotO'Hara    

Olivia: I didn't know anything about her dogs but I found this...

A prominent member of the Martha Stewart media empire — her dog Sharkey, who has an official blog — was very bad at a photoshoot at one of Martha's houses yesterday, a well-placed source tells us.
Sharkey (pictured at left) is no ordinary dog — Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's site hosts a blog, The Daily Wag, that he "co-writes." From Sharkey's official bio:
I also really love to intimidate the donkeys even though a kick from them would probably really hurt. Francesca complains that I'm much too spontaneous and daring, but I just really like to have fun.
Apparently Sharkey's idea of fun includes biting an editor in the face. The victim — Blake Ramsey, an editor at Martha Stewart Living — is said to be fine and have returned to work today. It's unclear whether she'll be compensated in any way, although well-wishers may want to check out her side business of jewelry and accessories.
We asked a rep at MSLO for comment, but they passed.
Stewart recently lamented that it's against the law to throw things at your employees. So maybe it's a good thing Sharkey was around to channel her rage in a more socially acceptable fashion.
Sharkey's Bio [The Daily Wag]
The Handle Spout [Official Site]
Earlier: Martha Stewart Annoyed She Can't Throw Things At Employees


Read more: http://jezebel.com/5485873/martha-stewarts-dog-bites-editor-in-the-face-literally#ixzz1Axs9xXO8

1378 days ago
48.

R    

What "head butt"? The dog bit her. You can tell by the marks and that lip thing is how a dog's tooth bite would look. She probably startled it or something when she got too close. Or the dog is jumpy anyway.

1378 days ago
49.

quax    

thats a really good sew job! wishing martha best of luck in her recovery!

1378 days ago
50.

efnsteve    

Those pictures are efn epic!!!!!!

1378 days ago
51.

Agatha    

This is not exciting news, leave Martha Stewart alone, it wasn't a crime or affair, just an accident with her dog, In a hospital, no-one wants their picture taken. especially without permission!

1378 days ago
52.

janet    

Is her dog getting a rabie shot. Good thing she had that driver on standby.

1378 days ago
53.

Dr. Expert    

That is a canine bite. You can see the other two lacerations on her face.
She doesn't want her dog being categorized as dangerous by Animal Control because it has bitten others. If so, it will have to be removed from the city like Cadillac, Sam Ronson's dog in WeHO.
Also, Martha should have called in a plastic surgeon because the laceration crosses the vermilion border. It's going to leave noticable disfigurement.

1378 days ago
54.

loe    

And she couldnt stitch herself up this time? LOL just kidding..
she looks amazing though. I admire her for her talents and once she was pretty too. Now she ate a bit too much for her cooking show I guess.

1378 days ago
55.

Sarah    

HAHA!! I bet her dog just wanted her to stay the f- away from him!! I wonder what decoration she'll make to cover this up, or she'll go on about it for the next 10 years....

1378 days ago
56.

Mel    

Umm she called the police for a busted lip? ya get over yourself Martha and TMZ she leaned over to "whisper goodbye"?? you mean whisper "goodbye" all the highschool drop outs that work there are morons.

1378 days ago
57.

acorn    

This looks like a bite. The mark above her nose looks like where the other canine tooth grazed her.

1378 days ago
58.

acorn    

Oops, had not seen #57. You are absolutely right, on both counts. An emergency room is not where a celebrity goes to get a facial laceration fixed. You put ice on it and go to your plastic surgeon's office, stat. They use tinier, more delicate sutures, and have the time and patience to do the finer COSMETIC work. An ER is for people with life-threatening emergencies, or conditions that cause serious pain or injury. None of this story makes sense. Oh, I know. In order to cover up the bite, she asked the police to give her a ride, as if she had nothing to hide.

1378 days ago
59.

Truth    

CAN WE SAY SAMANTHA RONSON?? THE SAME SHIET HAPPENED WITH HER DOG WHO KILLED A SMALLER DOG. MARTHA'S DAMN DOG NEEDS TO BE PUT DOWN - FOR REALZ!! BITCH IS JUST MAKING EXCUSES FOR HAVING A VIOLENT NON-TRAINED DOG. SERVES HER FAT ASS RIGHT. KARMA'S A BITCH FOR ALL THE TIMES SHE YELLED AT THOSE "LOWER" THAN HER. DOG SHOULD HAVE AIMED FOR THE EYE... *SHUCKS*

1378 days ago
60.

Anne    

my first thought was- wow, her skin looks amazing! Then I thought, gee, who took these photos and why are there so many- does she do***ent everything in her life? But back to my first thought- her skin looks soo good

1378 days ago
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