I don't know if Melanie Griffith's explanation of her black eye is true or not but it certainly turns this into an I feel sorry for her kind of situation. AP is reporting that Melanie Griffith's black eye was the result of surgery. No, not plastic surgery but surgery to remove early stage cancer from her face.
Her spokesperson says the good news is that the surgery was done early enough to prevent further complications. I'm not sure why she didn't say that when asked directly and why instead there was a delay of a few days to get the answer but now everyone will feel sorry for her and grateful the cancer was removed early instead of wondering if she got it because she was drunk or another reason which would not elicit so much sympathy.
In any event, I am glad she is ok.