Martha Stewart Revealed She’s Been Struck by Lightning Three Times

published Jan 21, 2022
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Martha Stewart may not make tough cookies (or dry ones if you’ve seen her latest recipe for Black and White Cookies), but that doesn’t mean she isn’t one herself. Though she recently made headlines with her upcoming 19 Crimes wine collaboration, this week she’s talking about a few incidents that come as quite the surprise: Being struck by lightning … three times.

During her Thursday, January 20 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the former talk show host told Ellen exactly how it went down. “I mean, it’s like, crazy,” she joked. “I think it actually is good for you. If it doesn’t kill you, I think it’s good for you!”

According to Martha, who shared the experience as she played a special game of Two Truths and a Lie that was aptly retitled “Where’s the Lie, Martha?”, two of the three happenings occurred while the entertainment maven was hanging out safely in her home.

“Once, it came out of my water faucet. I was leaning against an iron sink. I saw the lightning go down the pipe out in my garden and then it came back up through the water and hit me right in my stomach; threw me on the floor. My [ex] husband found me and I was alive, but not very comfortable.”

If that’s not bizarre enough, Martha revealed that the second lightning strike came through her window. “A lightning bolt came right through a skylight in my house,” she said before jokingly adding, “I just attract electricity; I’m so powerful.”

While we weren’t able to find out what happened to prompt the third round of being struck, Martha was sure to let Ellen (and everyone watching) know that being struck is quite “terrible.”

Being struck by lightning once — let alone three times (!) — is not something that I would imagine to be enjoyable, so the fact that Martha has braved that situation almost a hand full of times makes me have a new appreciation for her. You can check out Martha’s segment on Ellen below where she also talks about her dating Sir Anthony Hopkins, having a tattoo, and choosing not to host SNL.