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Bob Costas Gets Pink Eye At Sochi! He Must Have Washed His Face With All That Yellow Water!

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Guess someone must have used that yellow Sochi water!

The less-than-ideal conditions that welcomed Olympic athletes in Russia has been well-documented, but now they’ve injured an American Treasure!

Okay, anything could have caused this, like maybe sleeping a pillow you farted on, but the tragic news coming out of Sochi is that Bob Costas has pink eye, or something like it.

The legendary Olympic anchor was looking slightly less than his best, and an assistant explained what happened:

“Yes, Bob has some sort of infection which has his left eye completely red and almost completely closed, making it impossible to put a contact lens in it. It just came on within the last 24 hours, the NBC doctors in Sochi are treating it, and they think it should resolve itself by the weekend. Until then, he has no choice but to go with the glasses on air.”

Bob could wear a paper bag and still deliver the news with class! And as far as glasses go, those look great, though, an eyepatch would be fierce, no?!

Knowing that his eye would be a, errm, viral topic, Mr. Costas publicly addressed his spectacles in the best way possible:

“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. According to the NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection which should resolve itself by the weekend. If only all my issues would resolve themselves that quickly, but that’s another story.”

That's great news! At least the illness will be shortlived!

Get well soon!

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