‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro shares update on recovery 1 year after injury, jokes he won’t be a ‘hand model’


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Professional baker’s hand got stuck in a bowling pinscher last year

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“Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro reflected on his almost miraculous recovery after a potentially career-ending accident a year ago.

The Food Network star was imprisoned after being caught in a bowling pincutter, a representative for his company confirmed to Granthshala News at the time. His spokesman said that a fault in the pinsetter in the street of his house, which in the past was an easy fix, caused Valestro’s hand to become trapped and compressed inside the machine.


Now, after five surgeries and lots of physical therapy and doctor visits, Valestro says his dominant, cake-making hand is about 95% better. However, he notes that it may not be as easy on the eyes.

to speak on “Today” Show To mark the one-year anniversary of the event, Valestro mentioned how lucky he feels to be able to get back to the baking he loves. In a major sign of his recovery, he also won a new season of his competition show “Buddy vs. Duff”.

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He told the hosts that in the days following his hospitalization, he wasn’t sure he’d ever decorate a cake again.

“I really had no idea what I was going to do,” he explained. “At the time, I don’t think the doctor even knew. It was really scary because it’s part of what I call my inner child. When I think of ‘Cake Boss,’ or I think of these cakes I think about what I create, I think anything is possible and then I go and do it with my hands. That’s what I do.”

He continued: “I thought part of it would probably never happen again.”

However, “Cake Boss” stuck to it, this time believing that recovery was possible and, once again, making his hand impossible. He explained that he lived in that tense uncertainty until February. However, after five surgeries, he is proud to report that he is doing better.

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“I don’t think I’m going to be a hand model,” he joked. “And I may have to have another surgery over time, but I mean, looking at what happened… I had a big metal nail in my hand, the fact that I’m here talking to you guys Today I am doing what I am doing. I am doing…”

Valestro concluded by touching on the now high level of respect for doctors and nurses, all of whom helped him recover amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Salute to all the doctors and nurses and everyone in that industry who really put us first every time,” he concluded.

The professional baker’s comments echo comments she made during an appearance on the “Rachel Ray Show” last month, where she showed her cake decorating skills hadn’t waned.

It is truly a medical miracle that Valestro is able to easily decorate a cake with his hand after an injury. After her hand was stuck in the pincutter, a 1½-inch metal rod slowly and repeatedly poked her hand between her ring and middle fingers three times, the spokesperson explained to Granthshala News at the time.

He could not remove his hand even after more than five minutes had elapsed. His son cut them with a machine-free saw, which he used to cut with metal rods. He has been very open about his recovery since then, sharing every move with his fans on social media. In December, he appeared in the TLC special “Buddy Valestro: Road to Recovery”.

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