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Ariel Winter Chopped Off Part Of Her Thumb And 'Threw It Away,' See The Gnarly Wound!

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By Whitney Vasquez

Ariel Winter made an unexpected trip to the hospital after the actress attempted to impress her boyfriend, Luke Benward, by cooking at home when it went terribly wrong. The "Modern Family" star sat down with Access for an at-home interview on Wednesday when she told the show hosts that she chopped off the tip of her thumb while making Greek food and showed off her war wounds. "I had chopped four onions just before I chopped this one thing," she said before holding up her bandaged thumb.

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"Chopped four onions and it was great — I just got new knives too," the 22-year-old explained. "So I went to chop a peeled tomato and sliced the top part of my thumb off on a peeled tomato." Ariel Winter then stated that she and her boyfriend of only a few months were discussing the incident immediately after it happened in shock. "I was so shocked ... it was more like I was hyperventilating. I was like I should be crying but I just can't believe it," she said.

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The War Wound:

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Not only did she slice part of her thumb but she "apparently sliced an artery" and "bled so much [that] we had to go to the hospital," she told Access, adding that Luke Benward "brought the tip of [her] finger" to the emergency room with them. Ariel Winter went on to explain the nurse "actually just gave [the piece of the thumb] to me in a plastic bag, and didn't like tell me that it was the tip of my thumb, so I accidentally threw it away and we had to go get it."

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While the cooking accident "definitely hurt and wasn't fun," Ariel Winter put her hospital visit in perspective with all those who are in there for much worse. "Obviously I was bleeding a lot but again it's my thumb. Like so many people are in [the hosptial] for so much worse and I was like, you know, I was perfectly fine," she said. "During all this, this is the least of anyone’s worries at all." The star added, "I sliced my thumb off and it’s sad, I’ll have a mildly sad-looking thumb, but it’ll be okay."

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