What happened to Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro’s hand?

CAKE Boss star Buddy Valastro has undergone “multiple surgeries” after a bowling alley accident in which his hand was impaled three times.

The pastry chef’s wife made an emotional 911 call after the horrific incident.


Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro suffered a bad bowling accidentCredit: Instagram

What happened to Buddy Valastro’s hand?

Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro revealed he was hospitalized after a “horrific” bowling accident in September 2020 that “required multiple surgeries” on his hand.

The chef’s representative spoke to People about the accident and revealed that it happened while he was spending “quality time” with his family at their New Jersey home, which has its own bowling alley.

The rep said: “There was a malfunction with the bowling pinsetter, a common fix in the past, but it turned into a terrible accident.”

They continued: “After trying to release the bowling pin from the cage mechanism, his right hand became lodged and compressed inside the unit.

“Unable to remove his hand, he saw a 1-1/2 metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger.”

Buddy’s sons – Buddy Jr, and Marco – then used a reciprocating saw “to cut through the metal rod and relieve his father from the machine.”

What did he say about the accident?

Buddy opened up about the horrific accident in his Instagram stories, in which he tearfully revealed how his teen son saved him after the metal rod impaled his hand.

He told his fans: “I had a really bad accident the other day at my house – my hand – and I’m at HSS in the city getting the best care possible.”

He then addressed his followers and said: “I just want to thank you guys for all the love and support and we’re gonna get through this together.”

The clips ended with Buddy blowing a kiss to the camera and telling his fans that he “loves” them.

Lisa Valastro and Buddy Valastro attend the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019, in Santa Monica, California


Lisa Valastro and Buddy Valastro attend the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019, in Santa Monica, CaliforniaCredit: Getty Images – Getty

How is Buddy doing after his accident?

Buddy revealed in April of 2021 that he has recently undergone more surgery.

He called the procedure a “huge success” during an appearance on the Rachael Ray Show in March.

“I’m feeling good. My hand is coming along. I had my fifth surgery about a month ago,” he said.

On September 20, Buddy spoke to Rachel Ray again and gave a one-year update on the healing progress of his injury, and revealed that his hand is 95% healed.

“If that’s as good as it’s gonna get, Rachel, I’ll take it,” he said.

Buddy said he is back in the kitchen making pastries and alluded to feeling lucky he is able to work again.

“The fact that I’m still able to do what I love, it was amazing,” he said.

Who is Buddy Valastro?

Buddy is known for starring in the reality TV series Cake Boss.

He owns Carlo’s Bakery and is the face of Buddy V’s Ristorante.

The 43-year-old started working in his family’s bakery at the age of 11.

He took over Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, after his father’s death in 1994 when he was just 17 years old.

What has Buddy said about his wife during his recovery?

Buddy told People magazine in November of 2020 that his wife Lisa has been “amazing” since his accident happened.

He told the news outlet:” She’s been a trooper.

“We’re going on 20 years now, and I think that we kind of checked all the boxes.

“But after you have an injury like this, and your wife helps you dry you out of the shower, that crosses another level.”

He added: “You get to really know each other, and love each other and be there for one another.”

Lisa’s 911 call was documented in a clip from an upcoming episode of the TLC show.

She is heard sobbing: “My husband was fixing the bowling alley and something happened.

“He’s stuck! He’s stuck!”

Buddy and Lisa Valastro got married in 2001.

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