‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro reveals progress in recovery from hand injury in bowling accident

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Buddy Valastro has updated his fans on how his hand is recovering after suffering a serious injury in the fall.

The “Cake Boss” star, 44, appeared on Rachael Ray’s talk show Tuesday where he told the host he completed his fifth hand surgery last month and is finally starting. to feel himself again.

“I feel great, my hand is coming,” the acclaimed baker told the host.

The star also added, “I definitely have a lot more back mobility.”

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To prove it, he made a fist and straightened his fingers to show the degree of improvement he made after the hand was virtually rendered useless by a bowling injury in September.

“I would say about 75 percent of my strength is coming back, so it’s moving forward,” said Valastro optimistically.

The Food Network star’s hand was impaled after it was stuck in the bowling pin depositor, a representative for his company confirmed to Fox News at the time. A malfunction with a pinsetter, which has been an easy fix in the past, caused Valastro’s hand to jam and squeeze inside the machine, his spokesperson said.

“Unable to withdraw his hand, he can see a 1 1/2 inch metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger,” the spokesperson continued.

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'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro has informed fans that his hand has healed.
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‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro has informed fans that his hand has healed.
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More than five minutes passed and he was still unable to remove his hand. His son cut it from the machine using a reciprocating saw, which he used to cut through the metal rod, the spokesperson said.

The star continued to update fans on his recovery, most recently in December when he appeared on the TLC special “Buddy Valastro: Road to Recovery”.

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At the time, he only described his hand as being around “15%” in terms of strength and demonstrated how difficult it was for him to decorate a cake at the time, which the veteran baker does. at an expert level for years. However, he had only had three surgeries when he made these comments. It is not known if he will need more as he continues to heal.

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“I’m not ready to be on the sidelines yet, so I don’t know what the transition will be or what the capacity of things, you know, that’s going to end,” he said on the stage.

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