“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro is recovering following a horrific bowling accident where his right hand was impaled … and required multiple surgeries.
The famous baker suffered the gruesome injury Sunday while spending some QT with his family in the bowling alley in their home. A rep tells us there was a malfunction with the bowling pinsetter — a problem the family’s had in the past and usually a common fix, but not this time around.
We’re told Buddy tried to release a bowling pin from the cage mechanism, but his right hand got lodged and compressed inside the unit. His rep described what happened next this way — “Unable to remove his hand, [Buddy] can see a 1 1/2″ metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger.”
After more than 5 minutes, Buddy still couldn’t get his hand free from the metal rod jammed through it. His rep says his sons, Buddy Jr. and Marco, “rushed to the garage for a reciprocating saw to cut through the metal rod” and finally got Buddy’s hand free.
Buddy was rushed to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to remove the rod and stabilize the wound. A second surgery followed … performed by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michelle Carlson in Manhattan.
The rep says Buddy will have an uphill battle given it’s his dominant right hand. He faces a long road to recovery and therapy. Buddy’s not exactly ready to call this a pinhead move … but he’s definitely kept his sense of humor through this painful ordeal.
He posted a pic Wednesday from his hospital bed with the caption, “I was involved in a terrible accident a few days ago… 😔 What do you think of my new accessory?”