Jun 13, 2018, 11:31 AM ET

'The View's' Joy Behar briefly hospitalized after suffering 'avocado hand'


Avocados may be delicious, but apparently they bite back as well.

"The View's" Joy Behar says she recently had to take a trip to the hospital after she sliced her hand, trying to open an avocado.

After missing the show on Monday, she returned yesterday and said, "Saturday night ... I stabbed myself in the hand with a knife."

"I stuck the knife into the pit [of the avocado] to get it out," she explained. "I never had pain quite so intense, it was awful."

Behar warned the audience of Tuesday's show that there is a syndrome called "avocado hand."

PHOTO: Joy Behar appears on The View, March 20, 2018.ABC
Joy Behar appears on "The View," March 20, 2018.

"It's real and the doctor said, 'We get this all the time,'" she continued.

In fact, there was an infection and they put the comedian in the hospital overnight, she added.

PHOTO: Joy Behar appears on The View, March 20, 2018.ABC
Joy Behar appears on "The View," March 20, 2018.

"View" co-host Sara Haines actually got Behar a safety glove as a gift.

"I'm only gonna buy ready-made guacamole," Behar joked.

Behar is not the first to get injured from tangling with an avocado.

Former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman posted a picture earlier this week after having surgery to her hand!

"Successful surgery! Tendons and nerves have been reunited. Thanks for all the sweet messages. If only the avocado had been so kind. But seriously y’all are the best!" she wrote.

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  • rosaliecesar

    Strange because ripe avocados are so soft and why would someone want to cut an avocado that is not ripe? I never met anyone who cut his/her hand while cutting an avocado with a knife.
    Maybe they got injured because tried to cut coconuts with knives !

  • jerryk2

    She'll be blaming Trump for sure. Whoppie will confirm Joy's story that it was Trump's fault

  • UnaMasYup

    Idiots. You use the flat blade of the knife to tap the seed, then you twist it gently and it pops right out.

  • JSG

    Just place the avocado half on a folded towel on the countertop and use a sharp knife blade to cut into the pit then pick it up and carefully twist the pit out. Never use the knife tip or hold the fruit in your hand while delivering the blow.

  • bigcatdaddy76016

    Dummy....cut it in a circle, dig it out with a spoon, then cut up and mush it up.....are listening Joy??

  • ababg

    Wouldn't it have been awful if she cut her wrist instead of her hand?

    Be careful Joyless.

  • Chips_Ahoy

    Hard to believe that she could take time away from curing cancer, solving world hunger and every other thing she thinks that she is smart enough to do to make herself a meal.

  • friar19

    Bunch of m0 rons. You take the knife and hit the pit flat with the sharp edge so it rests in there. Then you slowly twist back and forth and it will come loose. You don't bring the knife down in a stabbing motion. Not surprised though with this bunch

  • Allen Stimmel

    She can't do anything right. She missed by about a foot and a half.

  • Lawrence Hill

    Too bad she did not have the avocado in her mouth at the time....

  • Little Moose

    Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by ABC News.

  • AFRetired

    I can't stand this woman and it would be real easy to say something, but, and I can't believe it, hope she is alright. Man, sometimes not being a liberal is hard.

  • Dr. VanNorstrum

    Aw shucks. Too bad she wasn’t holding the avocado against her chest.

  • Noneofyourbusiness

    Too bad it wasn't her mouth she stabbed!

  • Dicazi

    It happens as does cuts from slicing bagels.

  • Dicazi

    When I was a kid, my cat's vet, who also did farm animal care, got gored in the hand by a bull he was neutering. He had to have surgery to reattach nerves and tendons.
    Sounds better than "avocado hand".

  • LastSecondTakedown

    I'm sure she was aiming for America's back

  • SouthernCT

    Oh boy, this is a softball.