Paula Deen whacked by flying ham

As hams were being tossed down a relay line Monday morning, an eight-pounder whacked Deen in the face.

The errant ham "hit me full long in the face and 'bout knocked me cuckoo, but I'm fine," a laughing Deen told WXIA-TV. She iced her nose to keep down the swelling.

The Food Network star was on hand to donate 25,000 pounds of protein before Hosea Feed the Hungry's Thanksgiving dinner.

She took the ham assault in stride.

"Ran head-on into a hog," she told WSB-TV.

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