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Buddy Valastro Gives Update On His Hand 1-Year After Scary Injury & 5 Reconstructive Surgeries

‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro spoke with Rachael Ray well-nigh his hand injury and how it’s been healing one year without it threatened his career as a baker, in a preview of an upcoming episode of her show.

Buddy Valastro, 44, is filled with gratitude one year without an wrecking at his home bowling thruway crushed his hand, leaving it severely injured. The Cake Boss star gave doughboy Rachael Ray an update on the status of his hand without five reconstructive surgeries on a new episode of The Rachael Ray Show, which will air in full on Sept. 20. In PEOPLE‘s sneak peek of the show, which can be seen above, he revealed that the injury is “95 percent” healed.

“I say we’re well-nigh 95% [healed] — which if that’s as good as it’s going to get, Rachael, I’ll take it,” he said while speaking to Rachael through a video on the episode.

The tough year was documented in a TLC special tabbed Buddy Valastro: Road to Recovery and despite the long healing process, Buddy unfurled filming his Food Network and discovery show with Duff Goldman, Buddy vs. Duff.

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Buddy Valastro poses for a photo in the ‘Sweet Room.’ (Shutterstock)

“It’s definitely been an wondrous ride,” he remoter told Rachael. “The fact that I was worldly-wise to still do what I love, like doing that last seasons of Buddy vs. Duff, it was wondrous considering of the fact that I could still do it.”

“You know, once you get over a unrepealable age, 95%, we’ll take it for anything,” she joked with him without he gave her the update. “Our memory, our body, our when — if we’re at 95%, we’re good.”

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Buddy Valastro puts icing on a cake. (Shutterstock)

Buddy’s hand injury happened when he was spending time at home with his family on Sept. 20, 2020. His bowling thruway pinsetter malfunctioned and when he tried to fix the issue, his right hand became lodged in the machine, leading to a metal rod coming lanugo and into the upper middle section of his hand three times. He shared the news on Instagram withal with a photo of him sitting in a hospital bed with his hand wrapped and received numerous support from family, friends, and fans.

Of all the people who stuck by his side during the traumatizing time, Buddy credits his wife Lisa and their four children, including daughter Sofia, 17, and sons Buddy Jr., 16, Marco, 13, and Carlo, 10, for helping him the most. “They definitely stepped up to the plate,” he told Entertainment Tonight in July. “In times of crisis, you don’t know what people’s reactions are going to be. ‘How are we going to do this?’ ‘What are we going to do?’ We all came together and I am so proud of my boys and thankful to my whole family.”

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