Ellen DeGeneres reveals on Tuesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” how she dislocated her finger.
“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 jokes. She continues, adding, “Portia and I were coming home from a dinner party. We were at the door, the dogs were so excited to see us and I caught the lip of the top step. I was a foot away from the door and I fell into the door and it did something to my finger, I knew something was wrong.”
DeGeneres goes on to show the audience a picture of her dislocated finger. “My first thought was, ‘No big deal, Obama Care will cover this,’” she jokes. “So, Portia drove me to the emergency room. And when I got there, of course, the receptionist had so many things for me to sign: a picture for her nephew, a T-shirt for her.”
“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 jokes, before telling the audience what went down during her visit to the emergency room. “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.”
“Before they did it, I was in incredible pain and [the nurse] said, ‘Do you want a shot?’ And I said, ‘No, I had two glasses of wine. That’s what got me into this mess in the first place.’ She meant a shot to numb my finger.”