- Last Updated: 9:31 AM, December 6, 2012
- Posted: 1:14 AM, December 6, 2012
Martha Stewart was stricken with salmonella after handling too many Thanksgiving turkeys. The domestic diva told us while shopping for art at Art Basel Miami that she came down with the infection late last month, forcing her to cancel a series of appearances and meetings. While perusing paintings at Lehmann Maupin gallery’s booth — and taking photos of some well-dressed buyers for her blog — Stewart told Page Six: “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.” But a now-healthy Stewart added there was a bonus: “I lost some weight, though.” She added, “I haven’t bought any art yet, but I might if I see something I like.” Also spotted yesterday at the art fair’s VIP preview at the Miami Beach Convention Center were notable collectors and celebs including Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, André Balazs and Chelsea Handler, “Desperate Housewives” star Marcia Cross and Diane von Furstenberg. Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was also seen at the VIP event, where spies say he was tailed by “a huge entourage that was pushing other VIP guests out of the way.” Combs posed for pics with art dealer Isabelle Bscher when he stopped by the booth of her Galerie Gmurzynska, which reps work by Karl Lagerfeld and Robert Indiana.