November 23, 2009 07:45 PM

Forget the ham. Somebody should have said, “Duck!”

Celebrity chef Paula Deen was in Atlanta helping the Hosea Feed the Hungry charity load a truck with food donations when an errantly tossed ham hit her in the face, leaving her with a sore nose but no other apparent injury.

“I thought it busted my lip, but it didn’t,” Deen tells She made light of the whole mishap, saying through laughter: “Ran head on to a hog.”

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