The greatest mystery of our time is the truth behind Bob Costas' pink eye that became the biggest media story of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Did Bob splash some tainted Sochi water in his face? Did he touch a doorknob and rub nasty germs in his eyes? Some experts claimed it was a virus that was very similar to the common cold.
None of those are juicy, interesting gossip. A botched Botox procedure being the root cause certainly is, though.
The New York Post and the infamous Page Six has a source that told the paper it was a Botox injection gone wrong that caused the most famous case of pink eye in world history. Of course, NBC vehemently denied the report..
Bob Costas got his infamous case of Olympic pink eye from botched Botox, a source claims to Page Six.
NBC’s prime-time Olympics host, who had to take a six-day absence after coming down with viral conjunctivitis in both eyes, 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.”
NBC strongly denies that Costas — who arrived to host the games in Sochi with a forehead smoother than the Olympic luge track — developed the infection from a Botox procedure.
A spokesperson from NBC Sports insisted to us, “This has zero truth to this. Zero.”
Well, if it is Botox, we know one of the secrets to Costas' anti-aging formula. I don't think Costas, NBC, or the team of highly paid doctors who treated him are revealing what really happened any time soon. But it sure is fun to wonder and speculate.
My guess? Costas had his drink spiked by Vladimir Putin to have his eyes turn the color of watermelons and show American weakness on the world stage.