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NBC denies Bob Costas got pink eye from botched Botox

“This has zero truth to this. Zero,” says NBC spokesperson.
By Evan Bleier   |   March 7, 2014 at 9:46 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- NBC is denying a New York Post report that Bob Costas came down with pink eye during the Winter Olympics in Sochi because of a botched Botox procedure.

According to the Post, Costas “contracted the infection after a Botox procedure to smooth out wrinkles prior to the Olympics. Our source said, ‘Bob’s eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn’t the first time he’s had it.’”

The speculation about Botox isn’t really a new rumor:


Costas had to take six days off from covering the Games because of the infection and let hosts Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira take over. “The worst three days of it I was primarily in a darkened room,” Costas said. He eventually returned after recovering from viral conjunctivitis in both eyes.

“This has zero truth to this. Zero,” said a spokesperson from NBC Sports.

A New York plastic surgeon who spoke to the Post also indicated it was unlikely Costas contracted the infection from bad Botox.

“If the Botox procedure is done properly, the patient shouldn’t get pink eye,” said Dr. Mark Warfel. “It is highly unlikely unless the procedure was unclean, when the patient could contract cellulitis of the eyelid [symptoms include redness and swelling of the eyelid].”



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