Martha Stewart Busts Lip After Dustup With Her Dog

Entertainment Jan. 14, 2011 AT 9:09AM
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Not a good thing.

Martha Stewart's famous face was marred with nine stiches to her lip after a scary skirmish with Francesca, her French bulldog.

The domestic diva, 69, showed her scars on Thursday's Martha. "First disfiguring mark on my face. Ay ei ei!"

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Writing in her blog, Stewart explained that the incident occurred in her Westchester County home Tuesday night.

Stewart was due back in NYC that night for a show taping -- so she "leaned down to whisper goodbye to a dozing Francesca."

Wrong move! "I must have startled her because she bolted upright with such force that she hit me in the face like a boxing glove hitting an opponent's face," Stewart says of her pooch.

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"I was entirely startled and my neck snapped back. I felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed forth from my split lip. Frannie was as upset as I was and cowered in her bed."

The lifestyle mogul then rushed to a nearby emergency room to get treated -- and posted 34 pics of the ordeal on her blog.

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"I looked pretty good for being in terrible agony!" she wrote.

The injury doesn't mean Stewart will be getting any work done. "I'll be alright facially. I'm not rushing to get a facelift any time soon!"

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