Ellen DeGeneres Details Wine-Related Accident That Sent Her to Hospital (Video)

Talk-show host suffers dislocated finger during tipsy battle with her front door

Last Updated: March 21, 2017 @ 11:43 AM

Maybe Ellen DeGeneres should stick to water at her next dinner party.

The talk-show host and comedian told her audience Tuesday that she was hospitalized with a dislocated finger after a wine-related mishap.

Displaying her bandaged finger, DeGeneres explained: “I’ll tell you what happened. So you know how in gymnastics when you do a one-handed cartwheel and you have to spread the weight evenly between all your fingers? Well, I had two glasses of wine and fell into a door.”

DeGeneres said that she and her spouse Portia de Rossi were returning from a dinner party and “almost at the front door” when the mishap occurred.

“The dogs were so excited to see us and I just caught the lip of the top step. I was like a foot away from the door and I fell into the door and it did something to my finger, cause I knew something was wrong,” the talk-show host said.

“Okay, so, my first thought was no big deal Obama Care will cover this. So, Portia drove me to the hospital, to the emergency room,” DeGeneres continued, before showing the audience an image of the resulting x-ray of her finger.

“But anyways, turns out I didn’t break it. I dislocated my finger. That’s what they call it, which is an incorrect term because I knew where it was located. It was just wrongly located is what it was,” she¬†shared. “So, do you know what they do when you dislocate your finger? It’s very technical. What they do is they take the part that’s dislocated and then they just snap it right back into place. Ya, you can see why they have to go to eight years of medical school.”

Watch DeGeneres detail her alcohol-fueled injury in the video.