Sofia Vergara‘s, uh, ‘cheeky' Tweet certainly went viral following Sunday night's Emmy Awards, but the actress didn't find her wardrobe malfunction very amusing.
"The picture was taken by my boyfriend [Nick Loeb] to tell me how bad [the split] was, because I wouldn't understand how bad it was and I kept walking all over the event," Vergara told reporters in New York on Thursday while promoting her Kmart collection. "So he was like, ‘You have to stop! Let me show you what is going on in the back [of your dress].'"
Taking a look at the photo, "I almost had a heart attack," the Modern Family matriarch said. "And then I wanted to get it fixed very fast because I wanted to be part of the celebration of receiving [Modern Family's outstanding comedy series] Emmy on stage."
The Colombian stunner was then taken "downstairs somewhere backstage," where "two women ... sewed me back in without even taking the dress off because we didn't have enough time."
She was fortunate that the women fixed her mermaid-like Zuhair Murad gown rather fast, because Vergara was able to join the rest of the cast on stage for their big moment of Emmy night.
It is still unknown to the actress what caused the tear in the dress since she was sitting for the majority of the show, but can now laugh at the near-heart attack moment.
"It was like a funny joke," she said of the photo. "We were laughing at it."