"Cake Boss " star Buddy Valastro has overcome a number of obstacles since injuring his hand in a bowling accident in the 'last year.
The famous baker provided updates to fans on Wednesday while co-hosting Entertainment Tonight, where he explained how one of his major still lacks a full range of motion.
"I can't move it to the left, " Valastro revealed . "I 've got a big gap right there, but I ' ve got the strength. I cannot lift my middle finger all the way.
The TV star has already had five surgeries surgeries since the incident, during which his main impaled herself after cornering her in a bowling pitcher , a representative for her company confirmed to Fox News at the time. A malfunction of a pinsetter, which was an easy fix in the past, caused Valastro's hand to get stuck and squeezed inside the machine, his spokesperson said.
' CAKE BOSS 'STAR BUDDY VALASTRO REVEALS RECOVERY PROGRESS AFTER HAND INJURY IN BOWLING ACCIDENT
'Cake Boss ' star Buddy Valastro 's hand impaled after getting him stuck in the bowling thrower. (AP)
He will have another surgery in September.
Valastro is preparing for the third season of "Buddy vs. Duff, "a competition show also featuring Duff Goldman. Getting to this point required a" long, long journey, "he said.
Valastro said ahead of the shooting of season 3 that he didn't know all he could do in the kitchen.
"I knew I could do a lot more with my hand, but doing fine details or doing crazy piping or different casts and shaping you don't really know until you 're are not in it, ”he explained. "But I could tell you and you could see it on the show, we made some of the best cakes we've ever made. So thank goodness and thank you for my surgeons.
The " Cake Boss "also expressed his immense appreciation for being loved those in his life who stepped uptheir support.
'CAKE BOSS ' STAR BUDDY VALASTRO REVEALS HE HAD A THIRD SURGERY TO REPAIR HIS INJURED HAND
"They've definitely stepped up, " Valastro said of his family. "In times of crisis you don't know what people's reactions will be. 'How are we going to do this? ' 'What ' are we going to do? 'We all came together and I'm so proud of my boys and grateful to all my family. "
He specifically noted that his wife, children, sisters and brothers-in-law were especially there for him during his recovery. He also congratulated "above all, the fans.
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"The love and support you get from everyone, it means a lot " continued Valastro.
In April, the star of Food Network appeared on Rachael Ray's talk show where he revealed that his hand had about 75% of his hand functions back after his fifth surgery the previous month. This was a significant improvement over last December, when he described his hand to be around 15% in terms of strength.
New episodes of "Buddy vs. Duff " airing Sundays on The Food Network and Discovery +.
Fox News 'Jessica Napoli contributed to this report