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Bette Midler

I Got Nailed In Texas ... and It Hurt Like Hell

5/3/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Everything's bigger in Texas ... including Bette Midler's big toe, which is now sporting a huge green bandage thanks to a pedicure gone horribly, horribly wrong.

Bette tweeted a pic of her aching piggie majorus a few days ago, adding ... "My New York toes don't love Texas cowboy boots."

But TMZ has learned the problem wasn't boots -- sources close to Bette tell us it was an ingrown toenail caused by a clueless manicurist who recently gave her a bad pedi.

Bette was in Dallas to make the keynote speech at the Jewish Family Service women's luncheon -- and we're told the pain was just too much, so she had the ingrown toenail removed ... (clap clap clap) deep in the heart of Texas.

Ironically, Bette's speech was about going green.

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actionwriter    

Bette I LOVE your tosey toes!! Sexy Momma! I'm excited sexually

111 days ago
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actionwriter    

Bete has cutie toes!!! sexy momma. My hormones are excited.

111 days ago
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Lucee    

Geezuz...tell me about it, though! These nail salons are peopled by "manicurists" who are really dubious...the sh*t they do to you can do serious damage. Even to giving you a great case of Hepatitis C, which has been linked to nail salons, tattoo parlours and dental procedures...I still recall the articles aout HIV transmission from dirty dental practices...and wnder about nail salons and those who draw "blood" and don't use sterile tenchnique, either because they are filthy or totally clueless! SCARY.

111 days ago
34.

HMan570    

You still look good Bette. Nail the people who caused you all the pain.

111 days ago
35.

LunarJunk    

She still looks beautiful!

111 days ago
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Olya Thompson     

This is very sad. Celebrity pubicity for an ingrown toenail? When there are so many other urgent issues going on in this world....
The media too often focuses on the trivial and ignores the important.

111 days ago
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Olya Thompson     

This is very sad. Celebrity pubicity for an ingrown tonail? When there are so many other urgent issues going on in this world....
The media too often focuses on the trivial and ignores the important.

111 days ago
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Olya Thompson     

This is very sad. Celebrity pubicity for an ingrown tonail? When there are so many other urgent issues going on in this world....
The media too often focuses on the trivial and ignores the important.

111 days ago
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Olya Thompson     

Sad. All that publicity for a celebrity's ingrown toenail? What about everything else that is happening in the world.

111 days ago
40.

Backgammon    

Always a classy lady! That Bette. I paid a $5.00 cover in the early 70's to see Bette & Barry Manalow. There were incredible then.

111 days ago
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diane    

hmmm....this is news? do we give a big toe? She's a big LIBERAL in Texas, what did you expect? p.s. of course she a good actress regardless...: )

111 days ago
42.

don brann    

You guys think this is news worthy? about Bettes big ass toe,you guys need a job a real one

111 days ago
43.

eva    

I love you Bette! It's not that your big toe isn't important but it just shows how stupid the folks at TMZ are. They prey on the agony and misfortune of the rich and famous. Dumb a@%#s!

111 days ago
44.

Mei    

She is still a spoiled self centerend idiot that does not accept the blame for a physical problem that her habits caused. Guess it is easier to blame others.
I will say this much, as a diabetic I do not do many or pedi for fear of infection and loss of fingers or toes.

111 days ago
45.

mtannor    

it is an ingrown toe nail for pete's sake, not the end of the world !

111 days ago
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