Martha Stewart Caught Salmonella From Thanksgiving Turkeys

Martha Stewart caught salmonella last month after she handled a few too many Thanksgiving turkeys.

Chatting to the NY Post‘s Page Six blog while shopping for art at Art Basel Miami, the business magnate and television personality said:

“I never get sick, but I came down with salmonella. I think I caught it because I was handling so many turkeys around Thanksgiving. I was on the Today show, I did a number of other [Thanksgiving] appearances. It really hit me hard and I was in bed for days. It was terrible.”

Martha Stewart’s salmonella may have kept her under the sheets and forced her to cancel a number of appearances and meetings, but there was one perk:

“I lost some weight, though.”

The 71-year-old businesswoman was perusing paintings at Lehmann Maupin gallery’s booth when she spoke to Page Six, though reportedly didn’t buy any art.

Martha Stewart has had a varied 2012. The year began badly when The Martha Stewart Show was cancelled due to its falling ratings. Just weeks later, the TV star found herself facing a legal battle with department store chain Macy’s.

But 2012 may end well for the domestic goddess (salmonella aside). She’s currently producing a new sitcom for Fox while she and Macy’s have since kissed and made up. Stewart appears in the company’s Christmas campaign.

You can watch her cameo in the Macy’s commercial below: