Paula Deen Hit In The Face With Flying Ham

Paula Deen was hit in the face with a ham at a charity event. Paula Deen (for those of you not aware) is a chef with a show on The Food Network about Southern cooking. The ham is just a regular old ham that was in a box until someone accidentally threw it at Paula Deen at a Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless event.

We were tempted to say, “no, that’s not news by any stretch of the imagination.” But hey! It looks like the AP and CNN both repackaged and ran videos of it. So it’s newsworthy?

Fortunately, Paula Deen is fine, and can even look back on the event with charmingly folksy colloquialisms.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Celebrity chef Paula Deen got more than she bargained for when she went to Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless to make a donation on behalf of Smithfield Foods.

As hams were being tossed down a relay line Monday morning, an eight-pounder whacked Deen in the face.

The errant ham “hit me full long in the face and ’bout knocked me cuckoo, but I’m fine,” a laughing Deen told WXIA-TV. She iced her nose to keep down the swelling.


Related: Paula Deen’s recipe for peanut butter-glazed ham

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