ABC is reporting that Bernie may have been given a savage holiday beating — in which he sustained injuries so serious he had to be hospitalized.

WTVD, an ABC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham says that, according to sources, Madoff was admitted to Duke University Hospital on Friday with facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He was apparently discharged two days ago, though officials at Butner prison, where he's serving 150 years, would not confirm the report. They did say, however, that Madoff had been moved to the medical wing of the prison.

Maybe he just walked into a really big door.