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Michael Bay

Freaks Out Onstage -- Walks Off

1/6/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Bay melted down in Vegas today ... after his teleprompter malfunctioned.

The "Transformers" director was the featured speaker for Samsung TV at the CES convention.  No sooner did he walk out on stage when it was evident something was terribly wrong.

Michael went blank and then made a reference to "type" ... we've confirmed it was a teleprompter problem.  He said he'd wing it, but watch the video ... that didn't happen.

Michael walked off the stage ... leaving the audience and the moderator dumbfounded.

Anyway ... dialogue was never his strong suit.

update_graphic_red_bar4:12 PM PT -- Bay posted a message on his website explaining the fail ... "Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES ... I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP's intro line and then the teleprompter got lost."  Then he added the obvious, "I guess live shows aren't my thing."

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Really    

Stupidity

102 days ago
17.

roll3567    

Typical...none of these Hollywood types know what to say unless someone tells them.

102 days ago
18.

Ashy Larry    

Awwww. The big baby wants his wottle.

102 days ago
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vroomvroom    

Ladies and gents, that's that drug yo! He came out nervous like he was sweating or shaky....it's something he took, not teleprompter malfunction...lolllll

102 days ago
20.

Gissy    

unbelievable

102 days ago
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Mike L    

He had a Panic Attack. Been there, and the last thing you want to do is be in front of a bunch of people watching you.

102 days ago
22.

sr    

He's made some of my favorite movies! He just had a brain fart lol. He should apologize though. Thanks again Michael!!!!! LMAO!!!!

102 days ago
23.

CremeBrulee    

You'd think Michael Bolton could have blown off the Teleprompter and lip-synched.

102 days ago
24.

Chris    

Looks to me like he had a panic attack of sorts. He seemed very nervous when he walked on. It's a lot of pressure and a lot of people suffer from anxiety and panic attacks at some point in their life, so I think it's unfair to judge so quickly.

The TelePrompter thing was probably just an excuse because he was embarrassed. I have occasional panic attacks and they can make you do and say all sorts of weird stuff, so give the guy a break...

102 days ago
25.

plum    

I know this isn't PC or nice, but I can honestly say I would not be in the least bit upset if that man was dead...he destroyed my childhood w transformers, and hes about to do it again with his turtles abortion

not too mention all of his other movies suck also

102 days ago
26.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

What a puzzy

102 days ago
27.

billybob    

A good example for how creative and talented Bay is. That's Hollywood, idiots like him fall upwards . . .

102 days ago
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Vote2012    

Who is he and why should we care? He sounds like a guy who cannot handle life.

102 days ago
29.

Waka Waka Waka    

Hed better not start talking sh*t when one of the actors he's directing forgets his lines

102 days ago
30.

Azi    

Maybe he sharted.

102 days ago
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