Ariel Winter cut off the tip of her finger slicing tomatoes


Ariel Winter, like so many, has been diving deep into her culinary explorations during quarantine. Unfortunately for Ariel, her efforts landed her in the ER. While speaking with Zuri Hall on Access Hollywood via Zoom, Ariel was seen sporting a big ol’ gauze bandage wrapped around her left thumb. Treading carefully, Zuri asked if they could talk about it and Ariel told the whole, ugly story. It’s not super graphic, but if you are squeamish, be careful while reading.

You mentioned lasagna, I’m going to ask but tell me if I can ask and we like actually talk about this, but – the thumb? Only because it’s being shown – what happened here? What’s going on?

You know it wasn’t on, I didn’t slice the top of my thumb off on lasagna. I didn’t. I was trying to make Greek food, because I’m Greek, and so I was like, alright, I want to try all these new things, I want to make this dish I love. So, I’d chopped four onions, just before I copped this one thing – chopped four onions, it was great. And I’d just gotten new knives too. So I went to chop a peeled tomato and sliced the top part of my thumb off on a peeled tomato. It’s funny, too, my boyfriend and I were looking at my thumb – we were talking – as I did it and we were both like, oh my God!

Were you in shock? Did you even cry? Like, I don’t even know mentally how I would process that.

I was so shocked that it was more like hyperventilating. Like, I should be crying but it’s like, I can’t believe it. And I apparently sliced an artery or something like that and I bled so much so I had to go to the hospital.

[From YouTube via Just Jared]

First of all, ouch. I’m glad Ariel is on the mend. She seems to put a lot of emphasis on the peeled tomato and I don’t know if she’s trying to say how funny it was something so easily sliced took her out or if she is actually blaming the tomato for the loss of her thumb tip. Because I would squarely lay blame on the new knives. Almost all of my worst kitchen accidents were a result of a new knife. I remember when my friend started culinary school, in all her photos of her and her classmates, at least one person in the shot was sporting a gauze bandage on one of their appendages that first year. Ariel goes on to talk about being at the hospital and that her boyfriend had the forethought to bring the missing part with them, but Ariel didn’t actually know what it was so she threw it out and they had to go back and get it. As Zuri freaked out a little more about it, Ariel admitted that in the scheme of what was going on in the world, a little damage to her thumb was the least of anyone’s worries, which I thought was gracious.

Ariel also discussed keeping up with her Modern Family co-stars and her advice for staying sane while staying at home. She advocated for trying “some new weird hobby.” I‘m shocked at how unmotivated I am to do anything outside of my normal schedule. I think it may be because my schedule hasn’t really changed. I take two walks per day instead of one now, but that’s just to get some alone time. Outside of that, my routine is pretty much the same as it has always been. I kind of wish I had the desire to try a new hobby or even to work on my personal writing. I feel like I am the only person who won’t have anything to show for my time in lockdown, aside from a few extra pounds.



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  1. Erinn says:

    A couple years ago I was putting my plate on the counter, my husband was at a movie with friends. While reorganizing the counter a steak knife fell off of the counter directly into my foot. Like point straight down, into the side of my bare foot, stuck there for a second before falling to the floor.

    It was a mess. I’m glad our kitchen was tile. But I definitely went into shock – I just sort of numbly started trying to clean up the floor – while tracking more blood around. The animals were freaking out, basically trying to climb onto my lap like ‘OH GOD, YOU CAN’T DIE, YOU FEED US’ – it was a wild ride.

    All that to say, knives kind of freak me out haha. I know they need to be sharp for professional chefs and all… but they’re just almost too sharp for regular consumers lol.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Oh man, I am wincing so much for your poor foot. I’ve never fainted in my life but I think I might have if that had happened to me.

      I’m actually more than a little afraid of knives, despite never having had a major accident. I know in theory if I used them more then I’d get more comfortable with them (practice makes perfect, and all that) but just the idea of cutting myself makes me want to hide under the bed. I’ll never be a good cook, I guess. 😛

    • lobstah says:

      OMG YOUR FOOT! Did you go to the hospital?

  2. OriginalLala says:

    If some people pick up new hobbies that’s great, but for alot of people though – surviving is the main goal. Early on I had been painting alot, but now my family in Montreal is starting to get sick and I’m basically just anxious, worried and drinking wine all day.

    • Mara says:

      Oh dear, I hope you feel better soon. Take care and be kind to yourself and reach out to others if it gets too much

  3. Astrid says:

    I”m more into the “trying to keep sane” camp. Between working from home, teenage boys, and keeping enough food in the house for 3 meals a day, I’m not motivated to try a new hobby.

  4. JByrdKU says:

    Worked at an Arbys (ARBYS!) in highschool. This was back then they offered 5 for $5, if that helps. Anyway, long story short I sliced a veeeeeeeery thin portion of the top of my right pinkie off. Just enough to bleed, not enough to require a hospital visit. Also, I never found the tip. Pretty sure it set sail in someone’s regular roastbeef.

  5. Gippy says:

    Ahhh so gross on the Arby’s comment lol. Might have to rethink going there 😂My worst cut was when I broke a tea cup. I tried to catch it and sliced my finger deep. I stuck my hand over the sink so not too much of a mess, but all I could do was star at the blood gushing out. Yelled for my husband and he came and caught me as things went grey. Just kept putting the skin glue on it and it eventually stopped bleeding, still have a scar.

  6. Miss America says:

    This hit close to home, because about eight months ago my then 16-monthold’s hands were crushed by an unsecured parking barrier in our building’s basement garage, completely severing two tips of his fingers, and nearly fully severing three fingers on the other hand. I was alone with himand thankfully went right into mom mode and got an ambulance right away. Thank God he was so young because he regenerated like an X-man. The doctor said if I’d have done that there’d be no chance of saving them. God, it was literally the worst most stressful moment of my life and I’m sure his, but hopefully he won’t remember it. But seriously, anything where appendages are being lost – seriously traumatic. I hope it was really superficial for poor Ariel.