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CLAIM: Bob Costas Pink Eye Caused By “Botched Botox”

Truth rating: 0

By Daniel Gates

(NBC)

Bob Costas got his nasty case of pink eye during the Olympics from “botched Botox,” claims the New York Post.

During last month’s festivities in Sochi, Russia, the longtime NBC sports anchor had to take several days off from primetime hosting duties after contracting viral conjunctivitis.

The Post quotes a “source” as saying, “Bob’s eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn’t the first time he’s had it.”

To prove its point, the outlet talks to a plastic surgeon who’s never treated Costas but explains how someone could get conjunctivitis from a contaminated Botox procedure — except that it’s “highly unlikely.”

That didn’t stop the Post from running the story.

But it’s simply not what happened.

A rep for NBC says there’s “zero truth” to the report.

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