Newsreader Sharon Ni Bheolain told yesterday that she was 'morto' over the furore surrounding her plastered forehead.
The glamorous RTE anchor read out the news last night with her bandaid in place prompting animated discussion from the audience on twitter.
But the 41 year old beauty told the Tubridy Show yesterday that she simply needed stitches after a minor accident this week.
She joked that she was reluctant to ask for a doctor's certificate to excuse her from news reading duties because of the current climate in the country.
RTE presenter Ryan Tubridy read out a text from the famously private anchor who had declined to be interviewed on his show.
"News just in. She has a plaster. What could spoil such a beautiful portrait? We have full developments on Sharon Ni Bheolain. That is the news", joked the presenter.
He then read out her text to his production office from the blonde-haired TV star about the bandaid which had sparked its own news headlines.
It read: "I'm morto. I should have asked for a cert but I figured in this climate that would be a greater crime.
"I had a minor accident. I needed stitches and they come out tomorrow so just one more sleep. PS you can read out the text."
The 41 year old is known as the original Gaelgoir and was the first of a string of Irish-speaking beauties to become television stars in recent years.
She was followed onto the current affairs stage by native speakers Grainne Seoige and Maura Derrane who began their newsreading duties in TG4.
Sharon Ni Bheoilain has taken on the mantle of the Queen of the Newsroom since glamorous anchor Anne Doyle retired from RTE at Christmas.
The popular TV personality, who is the co-anchor of RTE One's Six One News, first made her name on Nuacht before taking over teatime in 2005.
The beautiful newsreader is known for guarding her privacy and rarely gives interviews.
Her much-loved predecessor Anne Doyle has decided to retire last Christmas because she simply felt her time was up in front of the RTE cameras.
The 60 year old icon, who had been on the nightly news for 33 years, bowed out of Montrose with her last bulletin at end of the December.