Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart received 9 stitches on her upper lip this week after her dog inadvertently headbutted her in the lip.

Stewart was about to leave her New York home Tuesday when she leaned over to whisper goodbye to her dozing French bulldog, Francesca. The dog suddenly shot up and rammed into Stewart.

I must have startled her, because she bolted upright with such force that she hit me in the face like a boxing glove hitting an opponent's face, Stewart wrote on her personal blog.

I was entirely startled and my neck snapped back. I felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed forth from my split lip.  Frannie was as upset as I was and cowered in her bed, the blog added.

Stewart initially called police to ask for a ride to the hospital before remembering that her driver was waiting to drive her to New York City for a Today show appearance.

Stewart was eventually taken to the Northern Westchester Hospital emergency room and received stitches in her upper lip.