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Marc Summers

I Broke My Face

in Nasty Car Accident

8/16/2012 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Marc Summers -- the legendary host of "Double Dare" -- tells TMZ he suffered multiple broken bones in his face and required emergency surgery after a bad car accident in Philadelphia last week.

Summers -- who also hosts "Unwrapped" on the Food Network -- says he can't remember much about the accident ... only that he was a passenger in the back seat of a taxi cab ... when the car hydroplaned and lost control.

60-year-old Summers says ... he was told he flew out of his seat and into the clear partition inside the taxi cab face first ... breaking several bones in the process.

Marc was rushed to a nearby hospital ... and says doctors performed emergency plastic surgery to put his face back together.

The TV icon tells us he's out of the hospital and resting at his home in Philly.

"I'm all good ... just in a lot of pain."

Summers says ever since the accident his famous Food Network chef friends like Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon have come through STRONG ... offering to make him special "get well" meals.

Problem is Marc is still having some trouble operating his mouth ... and can't chew very well. So he's been limited to easily consumed soft food items like pastas and purees.

Side note - Summers says he has not looked at himself in the mirror yet ... but he's been told that the damage isn't too bad.

Get well soon.

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30 COMMENTS

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1.

sue    

Let them cook for you! It would taste SO good and they would make something that you could chew!
Rest up and take care!

776 days ago
2.

The Shadowmaster    

I double dare him to get in a cab again after he gets his bandages unwrapped.

776 days ago
3.

LDB    

Makes you cringe

776 days ago
4.

Rhubino    

Seared scallops, and asparagus topped with basil and sun-dried tomato feta in a blender it is.

776 days ago
5.

GLaDOS    

Double Dare was f***ing awesome.

776 days ago
6.

Sunset    

Poor Marc. I hope he overcomes this physical challenge.

776 days ago
7.

DaveT    

Haha ain't that how it always works, you finally get a group of top chefs who want to cook for you..and you can't eat!
Marc's a nice guy, hope he pulls through it quick

776 days ago
8.

verlinda    

I am Food Network Junkie and love you Marc.. Praying for a quick recovery

776 days ago
9.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Take the Physical Challenge and look in the mirror!

776 days ago
10.

Phreaky    

Forget Unwrapped, he will ALWAYS be the host of Double Dare!
Get well soon!

776 days ago
11.

Joe    

Right now people under 20 are saying... Who is this guy ?

776 days ago
12.

Observer999    

Legendary? TV icon? WHO?

776 days ago
13.

Glenda3479    

Prayers and big get well wishes to you Marc! we Love you!

776 days ago
14.

Harlin's Garage    

Son I don't think you broke the face, just think your neck threw up.

776 days ago
15.

Phishie from Philly    

He must of been in the accident in his teenage years. Im just sayin. When he was born he looked old. Marc has always looked like he was in his 50's even in the 80's. Now that he's in his 60's he still looks like he's in his 50's.
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Phishie from Philly

776 days ago
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