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Kerri Walsh

I'm Playing with PINKEYE!!!

8/1/2012 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Apparently, someone farted on Kerri Walsh's pillow ... 'cause the U.S. beach volleyball superstar has come down with a case of the pinkeye at the Olympics.

Walsh talked about her eye issue at a media event in London yesterday -- wiping the tears and gunk as she told reporters the conjunctivitis won't stop her from dominating in the sand.

"It's super minor ... it looks worse than it is."

Kerri's pro-volleyball playing hubby Casey Jennings also has the pinkeye ... but, according to Kerri, it's much worse than hers.

"It looks like his eyeballs got their butts kicked."

**Sidenote -- the chances of getting pinkeye from someone farting on your pillow are very low ... it's just an urban legend perpetuated by the movie "Knocked Up."

Still, don't fart on anyone's pillow, it's just mean. **

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Gretel    

Wow pinkeye is so totally contagious but she probably got an early diagnosis so the health care people will be on alert for the team and everyone else who has to touch the ball. I'm glad they are, especially since it isn't my children she'll be in contact with, but it's kind of weird because it's almost a guarantee that everyone else will get it.

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17.

LDB    

Her eyes are so pretty. She and her VB partner was awesome against the aussies.

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18.

BABS    

Fart comments? How old is the person writing this crap?

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19.

Pudding Tang    

Her eye looks a little agitated. Her pink eye, however just needs a little scratchin'.

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20.

LDB    

Put a damp towel over your eye and it'll go away

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21.

itsme    

Ewwwww!!! She plays volleyball?? She continuosly hits the ball with her hands to the other team, right?? So shes gonna end up spreading pink eye to all the vollyball teams she plays against.

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22.

Raejean    

I'm surprised they're allowing either to play; isn't this supposed to be highly contagious?

711 days ago
23.

CLINT    

And in other news, Harvey Levin is medicating his brown eye.

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24.

tklovrich    

LMAO!!!!!! Too funny.

711 days ago
25.

go home!    

Pink eye is EXTREMELY contagious, as we see she caught it from her husband. She shouldn't be allowed to play. She could touch her eye, then touch the ball and then it spreads to the hands of the next person that touches the ball and accidentally touches their own eyes.

Very irresponsible of them to allow her to play.

711 days ago
26.

Diane     

TMZ, you're stupid. Pink eye is caused by a cold virus. Its a cold in your eye.

711 days ago
27.

Jennimoore12    

Love beach volleyball!! http://www.gofundme.com/yagb8

711 days ago
28.

DaveT    

Oh great, TMZ doesn't tell us the pillow fart method doesn't work...until the *end* of the article.
....after I ran around and farted on everyone's pillow.

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29.

Omnipotent1    

and in a related story, I have bad gas!

711 days ago
30.

karen    

There are two types of pink eye, viral and bacterial. The viral type is caused by the cold virus. I came down with viral pink eye last month and was out for two weeks! I even went to two different docs who confirmed it was viral. It is super contagious. But the weird thing is my hubby came up with bacterial pink eye at the same time. His went away after a few days with antibiotics. Viral has to clear up just like a cold would, on its own.

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