Actor Dennis Quaid is terrified of Thanksgiving Day (24NOV05) because he always seems to end up in hospital.

The GREAT BALLS OF FIRE star is convinced he carries a curse and has spent the afternoon in hospital on America's special day on many occasions.

He explains, "I have a history on Thanksgiving Day, where I end up in the emergency room. So I learned that on Thanksgiving Day, I don't go anywhere, I don't do anything.

"You're playing touch football or something, or trip on the stairs, so I eat with plastic utensils now."