We’ve all been there, Ellen!
On Tuesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the host shared the story about how she accidentally broke the ring finger on her left hand.
“You know how in gymnastics when you do a one-handed cartwheel and you have to spread the weight evenly between all of your fingers?” DeGeneres started. “Well, I had two glasses of wine and fell into a door.”
The audience roared with laughter as DeGeneres began to share details of that night.
After a dinner party, DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, were returning home when their dogs excitedly greeted them at the door.
“I just caught the lip of the top step, I was just about a foot away from the door and I fell into the door,” she explained. “It did something to my finger and I knew something was wrong.”
She then shared a nasty picture of her finger post-fall.
“So, Portia drove me to the hospital,” she said. She gave a special shout-out to her nurse, Tami, for taking great care of her. DeGeneres then shared a photo of her x-ray and boy, did she do some damage to that finger!
“It turns out, I didn’t break it. I dislocated my finger, that’s what they call it,” she said. “Which is an incorrect term. I knew where it was located.”
DeGeneres explained that before the doctors snapped her finger back in place, nurse Tami offered her a shot.
“And, I said, ‘no, I just had two glasses of wine and that’s what got me into this mess in the first place, Tami,'” she joked.
After a slur of cursing and pain, her finger was back in place.
“It was a hard weekend for me and I put on a brave face and I made it through,” she said.