Earlier than planting her toes firmly within the nation music scene, Dolly Parton virtually toe-tally misplaced part of her foot.
The legendary singer/songwriter, 71, recalled a childhood accident throughout her look on the Dr. OuncesShow, which airs Thursday.
“I used to be in all probability about six or seven. I had jumped throughout the fence onto a damaged mason jar and lower three of my toes, simply my little toes on my proper foot, virtually off and so they had been simply form of hanging there,” Parton advised host Dr. Mehmet Oz.
If that was not horrific sufficient, the nation legends household didn’t have the means to get her to a health care provider so her mom, Avie Lee Owens, stepped in with a painful DIY therapy.
“In order that they grabbed me up and all my dad and my brothers, they needed to maintain me down. Momma, she put cornmeal — now, you’re a health care provider, you would possibly know, I believe the cornmeal was to soak up the blood,” the 11-time Grammy winner mentioned.
“They put kerosene on it for antiseptic and momma took her stitching needles — she used to make our quilts and stuff, and he or she actually needed to sew my toes again on. However they labored and so they healed and I’m nonetheless strolling on them.”
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In December 2003, Owens died at age 79.
Over a decade later, Parton shared her poverty-stricken upbringing within the Smoky Mountains within the TV film, Coat of Many Colours, which aired on NBC in December 2015. Singer Jennifer Nettles portrayed Parton’s mother.
“It introduced us again collectively as household and made us miss mama and daddy so much,” Parton advised PEOPLE on the time. “They’re gone now, however we get an opportunity to see our brothers and sisters once more and after we had been little, and consider mama and daddy and all that they meant to us.”
The Dr. OuncesShow airs weekdays (test native listings).