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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
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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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Abby    

Sorry that happened to her. Ingrown toenails are no fun. But love the color-coordinated nail polish and bandage. Very chic!

172 days ago
47.

Kayster    

Jeez. I've had to have my toenail removed at least 7 times, on the same toe. Ridiculously painful having it removed. So, for everyone bitching, grow the eff up.

172 days ago
48.

John    

Been there done that!

172 days ago
49.

Midge    

Seriously--she had an ingrown toenail--and this is news?

171 days ago
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David    

It's a damn ingrown toenail. Something that everybody gets. And it's a damn old used up actress that nobody cares about anymore. Next you'll be telling us about her damn hemorrhoids and what brand of Depends she uses. TMZ needs to get older, more sophisticated workers on the team. That way we can get real news. Next you'll be telling us that Bette wets her bad at night. Bette was a mediocre actress way back then. And now she's old, wrinkled and ugly. And she lives in Texas with all the other heifers. We don't care about her toes!!!!

171 days ago
51.

jjgg5    

I'm still upset that Bette didn't win the 1979 Best Actress Oscar for "The Rose".

171 days ago
52.

Jemima    

Ooooh, that sucks!! Sorry to hear it...hope it heals up soon! She truly is The Divine Miss M. A hilarious, mega-talented woman...holy moly, where to start? Hocus Pocus. Beaches. Her singing, her comedy. Georgette in Oliver and Company. Every one of her albums. The Rose. Mama Rose. ETC. Yer the best and ya still got it, lady!!

171 days ago
53.

jogojoe    

If you wanted to say something bad about Bette Midler you'd have to make something up and tell a lie.

171 days ago
54.

CD Wright    

The manicurist IS NOT responsible for ingrown toenails.....that's why Ms. B didn't say anything!!!

171 days ago
55.

Judy    

How much did she pay for this pedi. Celebs pay a lot more than the average person. See it goes to show you celebs pay thousands for finger nail polish, dresses, etc and they get no better than what we get.

171 days ago
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Kat Kat    

OMG!!! Bette I had the same thing happen to me but the ingrown was something the doctor has never seen before it was on the low part of the nail and it has been a nightmare ever since. The nail still tries to grow that way and I always have to dig and it a bi.t ,... Good Luck to you

171 days ago
57.

MightyMatt    

Bette is THE BEST.

171 days ago
58.

p51d007    

couldn't happen to a nicer person! Hope it hurts like h*ll!

171 days ago
59.

JrzGrl    

BM has an ingrown toenail and that's news? Really??? You've got to be kidding.

171 days ago
60.

MightyMatt    

Soph, come back to me. All is forgiven. Love, Ernie.

171 days ago
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