Julie Bowen's sons injured her husband before the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Awards.

The 'Modern Family' star, who has three boys, Oliver, six, and four-year-old twins, Gustav and John, with her husband Scott Phillips - admitted she was dateless at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday (18.01.14), where she and her cast mates picked up the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, because her children accidentally hit Scott in the eye with a toy and he had to pull out of going at the last minute.

She told E!'s 'Live From The Red Carpet': ''My poor husband. That's why he's not here right now.''

Despite having their hands full with their sons, Julie recently insisted she wants to raise them without any full-time hired help.

She told People.com: ''We definitely go nanny-free far more than my husband would like and that started with us ... on the weekends.''

The 43-year-old star added: ''I felt that it was important -- and I forced my husband into this line of belief -- that we do have three kids and we need to know how to be with three kids. I know many families who have one child or three or four children and the thought of being alone with them for a weekend is pure hell. Now, I'm not going to say it's not, but we at least know how to do it and I think it's important to maintain that.''