Ariel Winter slices off tip of thumb while making Greek food


Modern Family star Ariel Winter took an unplanned trip to the hospital yesterday after slicing the tip of her thumb off while making Greek food during lockdown.

The Greek-American actress went to chop a peeled tomato and unfortunately missed, slicing an artery in her thumb and forcing her to go to the hospital from excessive bleeding.

‘I was trying to make Greek food, ’cause I’m Greek and so I was like: “All right, I’m gonna try all these new things. I wanna try and make this. I wanna try and make this dish I love,” Ariel said in a virtual appearance on Access.

Ariel Winter took an unplanned trip to the hospital yesterday after slicing the tip of her thumb off. Photo: Access

Winter’s day of unfortunate accidents didn’t stop there however, as the actress accidentally threw the piece of severed thumb in the trash, not knowing it was a piece of her own flesh.

“He actually brought the tip of my finger to the hospital,” Ariel added, explaining that the nurse who was attending to her gave the thumb piece back without explaining what it was.

“She actually just gave it to me in a plastic bag and didn’t tell me it was the tip of my thumb too, so I accidentally threw it away and we had to go get it.”

The Mr. Peabody And Sherman actress assured fans that she was perfectly fine.

‘It was more like, you know: “Get a tetanus shot. Make sure you don’t get an infection.”‘

Ariel Winter is the daughter of Chrisoula and Glenn Workman, with her mother being of Greek descent and her of German descent.




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