Dolly Parton pays a visit to “Dr. Oz” on Thursday’s edition of the medical-themed daytime talk show, and the country-music superstar related an anecdote to Dr. Mehmet Oz that is guaranteed to make viewers go, “Ewww!”
“I had jumped across the fence onto a broken mason jar and cut three of my toes, just my little toes on my right foot, almost off, and they were just kind of hanging there,” Parton, 71, tells Dr. Oz in a sneak peek of the episode, above.
Luckily for Parton — who recalls being six or seven at the time — her “momma” was handy enough with a needle and thread to avoid a costly trip to the hospital as her brothers and father held her down.
“Momma, she put cornmeal — now, you’re a doctor, you might know,” Parton explains. “I think the cornmeal was to absorb the blood. They put kerosene on it for antiseptic and momma took her sewing needles… and she literally had to sew my toes back on.”
Amazingly enough, her mother’s makeshift surgery was actually a success. “[My toes] work and they healed and I’m still walking on them,” she reveals.
You can watch Parton’s entire appearance on Thursday’s edition of “Dr. Oz”, airing on Oct. 26.