Bob Costas' eye swollen due to pink eye

Bob Costas tells NBC viewers he's wearing glasses because he has pink eye.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES,   |   Feb. 8, 2014 at 6:44 PM

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- NBC sportscaster Bob Costas took a break from his Olympics broadcast Thursday night to explain his eye was red and swollen because he had pink eye.

Costas looked a little unusual during his Olympics coverage Thursday and Friday night, donning a pair of glasses and causing some watchers to do a double take at his swollen, red eye.

He took the time to address the situation during his broadcast.

“Bear with me for a moment as I spare my friends in the press office countless inquiries. I have no choice to go all ‘Peabody and Sherman’ on you for the next couple of nights since I woke up this morning with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the old Soviet flag,” he said at the beginning of Thursday's primetime coverage.

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