Food Network star Duff Goldman rushed to hospital after head-on collision with ‘drunk driver’

  • The 49-year-old pastry chef’s dominant right hand was ‘crushed’ and required stitches 
  • Duff claimed he smelled alcohol on the breath of the other driver after the collision, but it’s unclear if he was charged with a DUI/DWI
  • Goldman scoffed: ‘My daughter almost didn’t have a dad because this guy was stupid’ 
  • The Kids Baking Championship host received support from Haylie Duff, Rocco DiSpirito, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Elizabeth Chambers 

Food Network star Jeffrey ‘Duff’ Goldman was rushed to the hospital last Thursday after being injured in a car accident while driving from an airport back to his Topanga, CA home.

The 49-year-old pastry chef’s dominant right hand was ‘crushed’ in the ‘windy country road’ collision and required stitches.

‘I’m fine, but it’s gonna be a long road to recovery,’ Duff – who boasts 3.1M social media followers – revealed on Instagram last Saturday.

‘And for someone like me, who makes a living with my hands, you can imagine that this is no joke.’

Goldman’s injury meant he was literally unable to bake a cake for his daughter Josephine’s third birthday bash (she technically turned three on January 31).

Food Network star Jeffrey ‘Duff’ Goldman was rushed to the hospital last Thursday after being injured in a car accident while driving from an airport back to his Topanga, CA home (pictured January 7)

The 49-year-old pastry chef's dominant right hand was 'crushed' in the 'windy country road' collision and required stitches

The 49-year-old pastry chef’s dominant right hand was ‘crushed’ in the ‘windy country road’ collision and required stitches

The Children’s and Family Emmy Award nominee blamed the accident on ‘a drunk driver’ who had ‘swerved into his lane’ and – while they were also hospitalized – it’s unclear if they were arrested for DUI/DWI.

‘There’s no excuse for driving drunk,’ Duff wrote.

‘None. Uber, taxi, call a friend. No excuse. Stay safe friends, count your blessings. If you’re drinking, don’t drive and if you’re driving, don’t drink.’

Goldman later told People that the other driver was ‘stumbling around’ at the scene and when he went over to check if he was okay, ‘I smelled his breath, and I was like… Man, I was pretty angry.’

The Bake It ‘Til You Make It host – who nearly severed his pinkie while carving a pumpkin at age 7 – scoffed to the outlet: ‘My daughter almost didn’t have a dad because this guy was stupid.’

Duff has ‘been hugging my family a lot’ since the crash: ‘I think they’re getting sick of it. I just keep saying like, “Come here. Give me a hug real fast.”‘

Goldman and his wife Johnna just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on January 19.

The Detroit-born, LA-based foodie’s post received supportive comments from actress Haylie Duff, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Family Dinner host Andrew Zimmern, The Kitchen co-hosts Jeff Mauro and Sunny Anderson, and BIRD Bakery founder Elizabeth Chambers.

Duff – who signed a multiyear contract with the Food Network last September – currently co-hosts the 12th season of Kids Baking Championship alongside Valerie Bertinelli, which airs Mondays.

Goldman’s relationship with the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned brand began in 2006 when he hosted the hit show Ace of Cakes, which took place at his Baltimore bakery Charm City Cakes.

Duff revealed on Instagram last Saturday: 'I'm fine, but it's gonna be a long road to recovery. And for someone like me, who makes a living with my hands, you can imagine that this is no joke'

Duff revealed on Instagram last Saturday: ‘I’m fine, but it’s gonna be a long road to recovery. And for someone like me, who makes a living with my hands, you can imagine that this is no joke’

Goldman's injury meant he was literally unable to bake a cake for his daughter Josephine's third birthday bash (she technically turned three on January 31)

Goldman’s injury meant he was literally unable to bake a cake for his daughter Josephine’s third birthday bash (she technically turned three on January 31)

The Children's and Family Emmy Award nominee blamed the accident on 'a drunk driver' who had 'swerved into his lane' and - while they were also hospitalized - it's unclear if they were arrested for DUI/DWI: 'I smelled his breath'

The Children’s and Family Emmy Award nominee blamed the accident on ‘a drunk driver’ who had ‘swerved into his lane’ and – while they were also hospitalized – it’s unclear if they were arrested for DUI/DWI: ‘I smelled his breath’

Duff has 'been hugging' little Josephine and his wife Johnna 'a lot' since the crash: 'I think they're getting sick of it. I just keep saying like, "Come here. Give me a hug real fast."' (September 15 family portrait)

Duff has ‘been hugging’ little Josephine and his wife Johnna ‘a lot’ since the crash: ‘I think they’re getting sick of it. I just keep saying like, “Come here. Give me a hug real fast.”‘ (September 15 family portrait)

Goldman's post received supportive comments from actress Haylie Duff, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Family Dinner host Andrew Zimmern, The Kitchen co-hosts Jeff Mauro and Sunny Anderson, and BIRD Bakery founder Elizabeth Chambers

Goldman’s post received supportive comments from actress Haylie Duff, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Family Dinner host Andrew Zimmern, The Kitchen co-hosts Jeff Mauro and Sunny Anderson, and BIRD Bakery founder Elizabeth Chambers

The Detroit-born, LA-based foodie - who signed a multiyear contract with the Food Network last September - currently co-hosts the 12th season of Kids Baking Championship alongside Valerie Bertinelli (R), which airs Mondays

The Detroit-born, LA-based foodie – who signed a multiyear contract with the Food Network last September – currently co-hosts the 12th season of Kids Baking Championship alongside Valerie Bertinelli (R), which airs Mondays



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