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Did Bob Costas get eye infection from Botox?

Did Bob Costas Get Pink Eye From A Botched Botox Procedure?
We all know NBC anchor Bob Costas battled through a nasty eye infection while hosting the prime-time coverage Winter Olympics this year. But the New York Post has investigated - how did he get it in the first place?

A source told the Post's Page Six, "Bob's eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn't the first time he's had it."

"If you've been watching, you've seen Bob Costas, and he will not be in the anchor chair tonight. He's been struggling with this infection in his eye. It's now gone to both eyes." (Via WHDH)

Yes, apparently the reason for Costas' headline-making infection was Botox gone wrong. (Via New York Daily News)

The Post reached out to NBC for confirmation, and the network insisted the rumor isn't true.

Getting pink eye from a Botox injection is pretty rare. A plastic surgeon told Page Six, unless the procedure is done improperly, it's very unlikely for a patient to contract the infection.

And after researching Botox risks through Mayo Clinic and other resourches, we didn't find any mention of pink eye as a possible complication.

So, we're skeptical. Page Six already made headlines this week for a questionable story.

The Post claimed "Spider-Man" actor Andrew Garfield threw a fit over the script for a planned Oscars segment with Batkid, the famous 5-year-old cancer survivor. (Via Page Six)

But reps for the Academy later confirmed to Variety that the segment was scrapped because of "logistics" and not because of Garfield.

Back to Costas, he has not yet commented on Page Six's story.

The longtime anchor was ultimately forced to take a six-day hiatus from hosting the Olympics. (Via NBC)

Costas' medical leave from the show marked the first time he hadn't been in NBC's prime-time Olympic chair since 1988.

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elrod.porkmore March 07 2014 at 3:29 PM

how can people be so ignorant as to think people don't know they got botox, it looks like someone stuck 2 tennis balls in their jaws , people have a great laugh at their expense

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Frank March 07 2014 at 1:33 PM

He got it because he has his head up oblama's A$$ so much.

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fishhead80 March 07 2014 at 3:19 PM

I guess you can get pink eye from a unsterilized needle. But, I bet he got it from that road kill sitting on top of his head.

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ddiribbons March 07 2014 at 12:47 PM

He also has an infection of the brain. It is called political correctnitis liberalitis. And hey, Bobby, the Washington REDSKINS will always have that name, so give it up.

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fishhead80 March 07 2014 at 3:25 PM

I have better lookin' floor mats in my 74 Plymouth Valiant than that thing on top of his head.
Doesn't he have any mirrors in his house??

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oldalto March 08 2014 at 3:51 AM

I actually had thoughts that Bob had a last minute touch up of Botox before he went on the air for the Olympics, and that was the cause of the infection. Everyone, including the doctors asked about getting pink eye from Botox, is assuming it was actually pink eye. It could have been a different kind of infection. I don't remember Bob or anyone else of authority saying it was pink eye, they may have said it, but that is what was mentioned by the press and people on boards like this and it seemed to materialize into fact.

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Bewley Steve March 08 2014 at 3:15 AM

While I won't negate the possibility of the Botox thing (I don't understand Wanting to have a poison injected into your face, but, hey, what ever floats your boat) there is an extremely virulent strain of conjunctivitis (pink eye) through out Asia. This seems the more likely version of events.

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Lee Burnham March 08 2014 at 3:06 AM

It doesn't matter to me why or how. It was just nice to have him gone. Those who stepped in did a better job than he did.

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rude March 07 2014 at 4:09 PM

He's used so many Miss Clairol's- Dark Brown out of the box he should know not to ever let that stuff get in your eyes.

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mark and sheri rude March 08 2014 at 2:08 AM

Ji-sm. Read "The Dry Guillotine ", published in the 1930s/'40s about Devils Island. Talks about rubbing ji-sm in you eyes, what happens.

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greenliks March 07 2014 at 3:55 PM

I heard he had pink eye or stick eye or stink eye from putting his cranium in a place he should not have. The water in Sochi probably wasn't good and the signs did warn not to drink from the toilets.
Go figure.

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