Was Bob Costas’ eye infection due to botched Botox, not Sochi pinkeye?

Since the kickoff of the Sochi Olympics, Bob Costas’ infected eyes have grown a life of their own. Now, the New York Post is reporting that the eye infection was due to a botched Botox job.

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.”

But in the words of Lee Corso, NBC says, “not so fast, my friends.” The network denies that Costas’ eye issue was due to Botox.

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.”

Thank you for shooting this down, NBC. As an American who cursed Russia up and down for farting on Costas’ pillow, I still want to believe that is true.

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