Did Bob Costas Get Pink Eye From Botched Botox?
Did Bob Costas get his infamous case of Olympic pink eye from botched Botox? That's what a new online report is claiming.
NBC’s prime-time Olympics host came down with viral conjunctivitis in both eyes, we know that much is true.
But a new online report says Costas contracted the infection after a Botox procedure to smooth out wrinkles prior to the Olympics.
A source said, “Bob’s eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn’t the first time he’s had it.”
NBC, meanwhile, strongly denies the report. A spokesperson from NBC Sports insisted, “This has zero truth to this. Zero.”
Costas was forced to take nearly a week off from the Olympics, with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira sitting in for him after the infection spread from his left to his right eye. He told reporters later that it caused light sensitivity and blurred vision. “The worst three days of it I was primarily in a darkened room," Costas said.
Could such a thing happen? Well, it could-- but doctors say it is rare to contract an infection from a Botox injection, unless there was contamination or the patient suffered an allergic reaction.