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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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91.

PhilipMarkum    

*** AUGMENTIN, AUGMENTIN, AUGMENTIC ANTIBIOTIC IS LISTED ON HER DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION PAD.

WHAT IS AUGMENTIN?

AN ANTIBIOTIC...

THAT IS PRIMARILY USED IN DOG BITES!

HER DOG BIT HER IN THE FACE - JUST LIKE AN EDITOR FOR MARTHA STEWART LIVING - AND SHE's TRYING TO KEEP THE DOG OUT OF TROUBLE. ***

1197 days ago
92.

kk22    

What the hell is up with the 50 pictures of this blow by blow? Weird.

1197 days ago
93.

April    

Dang, she looks great for her age and even in the ER.

1197 days ago
94.

Gloria Unread    

Sorry , that's not a head butt from a French Bulldog, it's a snap from a sleeping dog that was startled... I get why she said it was a head but...her dog, she knew she startled the sleeping dog by leaning her face in and talking. No harm no foul... She's good though knowing people would bitch and whine, she put her dog first. Good for her. :D

Posted at 8:45 PM on Jan 13, 2011 by Sonja
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No harm, no foul?!? Good for her? Until it's "startled" again by an unwitting person and attacks them too!

What if a toddler comes up to the dog thinking it would be cute to hug the sleeping pup and it gets "startled" again and goes for the kid's throat? Then how great would Martha be for putting her dog first?

1197 days ago
95.

Shawn    

Somebody needs to check on the dog. I would hate to find out she did something crafty to the dog as a punishment.

1197 days ago
96.

Shawn    

Katie10 - calm down. The pic has nothing to do with hippa. LOL!

Anyway, she won't be able to smile for a while. OUCH! I think the dog bit her.

1197 days ago
97.

sq    

What bull****!! She was bit in the face. Look at the puncture wounds!!!! Shes soo full of **** because if she reported what really happenes, animal control would remove and destroy her dog. Anyone else believing her bs????? Once and always a LIAR!!!

1197 days ago
98.

SMILEY    

NEXT TIME BE A LIL CAUTION

1197 days ago
99.

Babs    

What a preconscious b-! Who calls the police for a ride? Most of us in that situation will drive ourselves. Martha please get a clue and stop being an ass.

1197 days ago
100.

ashli    

im pretty sure that's botox

1197 days ago
101.

Sloane    

in MARTHA WORLD all has to be perfect and rosie--an illusion she has built her entire brand on
she was presenting a picture of the perfect homemaker to the world as her husband was leaving her and her relationship with hemployees

she even showed us the perfect prisioner, crafting behind bars

so she would never admit that one of her beloved dogs bit her

this is identical to my niece's dog bite from about 8 yrs ago - she bent down to take a toy from her dog and it snapped at her face and bit her and ti tore down the lip in this same way
a plastic surgeon stitched it up-you don't even notice a scar now

and compare pics fof Martha from only a few years ago - thinking injections - her upper lip is plumped a bit - not just from the trauma - and her mouth to nose lines & eye wrinkles are practically non existant- so some subtle work done- good work though

and she does have well cared for skin

had Martha not branded herself as perfection and spent all this time qwith that illusion, she would tell the truth about this

just my opinion

1197 days ago
102.

Linda    

I have gotten black eyes from playing with my dogs.
It hurts like a son of a gun and we have no one to blame but ourselves when this happens. Sorry Martha.

And, I agree with so many of the others. I hope this was not a 'friend' that took this picture and posted it! Somethings we should not have to share!

1197 days ago
103.

jill    

too bad the dog didn't bite and eat more of her ugly mug....

1197 days ago
104.

Kara    

Really beautiful skin! But my prediction is someone's going to get sued by her over illegally releasing these pictures. While it might be common procedure for medical personnel involved to take pictures of certain cases that will require cosmetic work, we all know Martha is a highly controlling celeb and I strongly doubt this is the kind of publicity she would endorse.

1197 days ago
105.

nicnak    

Don't give me Alpo again bitch! Now get in the kitchen and make me something to eat.

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