It turns out that Bob Costas did not get his gnarly eye infection from pink eye: He (allegdly) got it from Botox injections. Hey, at least he was trying to keep it tight for the cameras and the millions of viewers at home.
A source told Page Six that “Bob’s eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn’t the first time he’s had it.” (Not sure if “it” is referring to Botox or an infection from Botox and if it is the latter, it seems like someone didn’t learn his lesson. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice…)
Costas’ eye infection flared up during the beginning of the Sochi Winter Olympics and got so bad that he had to sit a few nights out.
One theory as to how Costas got his eye infection was that one of his enemies — most likely Matt Lauer — tooted on his pillow, resulting in pink eye. Never mind that this is not actually how one catches pink eye.
NBC, however, told Page Six that the botched Botox theory “has zero truth to this.”
Costas shouldn’t be thankful that all he wound up with was an eye infection. He could have wound up like this: