Buddy Valastro Has Fans Worried With Instagram Post From The Hospital

Master baker, television personality, and small business owner Buddy Valastro recently posted a photo to his social media accounts which has his fans concerned about his well-being. Valastro, who initially received fame due to his hit TLC reality television program Cake Boss (via Carlo's Bakery), posted the same image and vague caption to his Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. In the image shared by the star, Valastro can be seen lying in a hospital bed with his right arm raised and bandaged up in what appears to be a temporary cast. He also looks like he is possibly hooked up to an IV.

In all three social media posts, Valastro captioned the photograph of himself, writing, "Was involved in a terrible accident a few days ago..." with a sad face emoji. Using the hashtags #recoveryjourney and #positivevibes, the baker joked with his fans asking them how they felt about his "new accessory."

A representative for the family told People how the accident took place. "There was a malfunction with the bowling pinsetter, a common fix in the past, but it turned into a terrible accident," they said. "After trying to release the bowling pin from the cage mechanism, his right hand became lodged and compressed inside the unit. Unable to remove his hand, he can see a 1-1/2" metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger." Valastro's 13- and 16-year-old sons were able to free their father's hand from the mechanism using a reciprocating saw.

Fans and famous friends alike wished the Cake Boss a speedy recovery

Fans were quick to comment on all three of Buddy Valastro's posts about the accident, wishing him a speedy recovery and promising to pray for him and his family. Famous friends also sent well wishes, with celebrity chef and Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli calling his hands a "national treasure," and occasional rival Duff Goldman commenting, "Get better homie. You're gonna need that hand," followed by a winking emoji. 

This naturally led fans to begin wondering if the two stars were planning on doing another season of their baking competition television show Buddy Vs. Duff, asking if they were thinking about going for round three and joking that Valastro's injury could give Goldman an advantage in the contest. As of right now, Food Network has not announced any plans for a third season of the hit program (via Food Network).