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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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Carrieann    

Why wouldn't she go to a foot doctor to take care of this problem?

90 days ago
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buddysking    

Easy way to avoid any and all ingrown toenails. Cut a V in middle of big toe. Guarantee you'll never have this problem again!

90 days ago
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c.b. goldacker    

shes lucky-- my mother lost a big toe due to infection after a pedicure and it changed and shortened her life. tell her to to treat it with care

90 days ago
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John Janecek    

Reminds me of the joke about the man who had gonorrhea of the toe... and his wife had athlete's ****

90 days ago
65.

bcats    

I love you in anything you do! I don't know what your politics are and I don't care, this ain't about that! Great entertainer! Always a fan! Hope you feel better real soon.

90 days ago
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John Janecek    

REminds me of the story of the man who liked to use his big toe during sex... one day, he got gonorrhea of the toe---his girl friend got athlete's ****

90 days ago
67.

Mick    

Talk about a non-story! Is she that desperate for publicity? Disturbing.

90 days ago
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joan silaco    

hey eggs over easy! you sound more like an egghead or a hard boiled egg! stick to the toes! i don't want to hear your politics because of someone else's reason for being there. it's people like you that turns the conversation off! you're a killjoy!

90 days ago
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Jan    

My grand daughter has had ingrown toenail surgery 3 times in the past 3 years. Finally her doctor told her "stay away from the pedicures!" Apparently it isn't only Bette's nail tech who is clueless. The doctor told us it happens so frequently he's advising all his patients to stop having pedicures.

90 days ago
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Butchcliff    

The Divine Miss M.....

90 days ago
71.

Al Schrader     

Looks like an industrial diamond grinder job to me. Wear safety glasses.

90 days ago
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JAG    

Celebrity pedicures...who gives a rat's ass..Glad the world has its priorities straight

90 days ago
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JAG    

Celebrity pedicures...who gives a rat's ass...glad TMZ like the rest of the world has their priorities straight...clowns

90 days ago
74.

hunta5    

oh, the humanity!! how long with this crazy lib be in the hospital?

90 days ago
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Junky55    

Only TMZ would consider this newsworthy.

90 days ago
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