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Kim Delaney

Yanked Off Stage

At U.S. Military Event

9/23/2011 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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"Army Wives" actress Kim Delaney had to be escorted off the stage at an event honoring the U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in Philadelphia last night after slurring and stalling her way through a very bizarre scripted speech.

Several high ranking U.S. officials were present during the award show -- and 3 former U.S. presidents made special video tributes for the event.

It's unclear what caused Kim's bizarre behavior.

Delaney has had issues with substance abuse in the past -- she spent some time in rehab for alcohol abuse in 2003.

Calls to Kim's rep have not been returned.

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76.

SYLVI212    

That was just plain bad. Not only did she sound stoned, she looked stoned. I think she forgot to brush her hair when she got out of bed that morning. She looked like a total mess. We'll hear within the next couple of days that she is back in rehab, I'm sure. Those of you that think she was just "having trouble reading the teleprompter", you better watch that video clip again. She's clearly incoherent.

936 days ago
77.

Rex    

She probably drank to much too soon in the "green room" and as a result, acted like a deer in the headlights. Without a doubt, she was wasted on something.....Clean up, Kim.

936 days ago
78.

Debbidy73    

So I'm guessing rehab didn't take......Why was she chosen to give a "speech." Just because your in a show about the military, doesn't mean you know anything about it.

936 days ago
79.

Dave    

Ah, she was fine. Not used to reading a teleprompter, but outside of that, did not need to be pulled.

936 days ago
80.

John    

From the angle of the picture it looks like Dana Delaney.

936 days ago
81.

Different Rules Apply    

She couldn't see the prompter - she didn't want to wear her glasses, but she should have. Her messy doo didn't help with the misunderstanding that she was plowed. She pronounced the words correctly, just without a steady rhythm - don't be afraid to put on the goggles if it makes life easier ladies!

936 days ago
82.

Lala    

Oh come on - benefit of the doubt. "She didnt know her script and maybe couldnt see it." She was smiling and doing little giggles during really inappropriate times. Could they not look at her and tell "something wasnt quite right"

936 days ago
83.

annie    

She looks like she wa*****tin the xanax extra hard, with a few vicodin to chase it down. I've seen her speak before and she wasn't like that. She looks wrecked here. Her hairs a mess,like she just rolled out of bed.

936 days ago
84.

Hongbo    

Concerning her future acting career: DOA Five years from now we'll see her on late night infomercials selling space-age sink sponges.

936 days ago
85.

thatoneguy    

From your own story TMZ..

"It's unclear what caused Kim's bizarre behavior.

Delaney has had issues with substance abuse in the past -- she spent some time in rehab for alcohol abuse in 2003. "

Is it still unclear?

936 days ago
86.

FeeFee    

I think the prompter was messed up and she could not read it... :/

936 days ago
87.

Where's KOOKY?    

Please, people -- can we just wait until all the facts are in? Yes, she's had terrible problems in the past with addiction, but could we just give her the benefit of the doubt before condemning her? I saw her this morning on "The View," and even though it was taped, she looked fabulous and acted just fine. Yes, she looked a bit ragged at one point, but that's ONLY because of the emotion being generated by the All My Children reunion -- for the first time in nearly THIRTY YEARS -- of the characters Jenny (her), Greg (her boyfriend), Angie and Jesse (their best friends). You could see she was crying...as was I. Very emotional stuff if you're an All My Children fan. I adored Kim on the show...she was so fresh and natural and so down-to-earth that even when she landed that plum role, she still kept her secretarial job on the side in case the acting gig didn't work out! She's a beautiful, talented woman with a bright future, and I just hope that if she is still an addict, that she gets the help she so desperately needs. God bless, Kim! All the best!

936 days ago
88.

Kathy    

Kim needs AA. I wish she wanted it.

936 days ago
89.

RonBurgundy    

Courtney Love was busy?

She was sniffing roxi's a half hour before she went on...

Junkie piece of trash.

936 days ago
90.

HMMMM    

How sad, she is soo very wasted

936 days ago
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