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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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76.

Chucky Mapoo    

Tranformers vs Telepromters

236 days ago
77.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners    

WHAT. A. MITCH. FOH....

236 days ago
78.

Pilar Bernsteen de Juarez    

That's why you have to be nice to people, Michael.

236 days ago
79.

Kristen    

The poor guy got nervous! This is not a "Freak Out" how dare you capitalize on his stage fright. Most people would have the same reaction! If I was him I would have thrown up or passed out

236 days ago
80.

Chucky Mapoo    

Anxiety attack my hairy ballz... twas the cocaine

236 days ago
81.

Chucky Mapoo    

When you do lines before public speeches you better be in full control. Have a Chivas Regal and Fizz... just like Lindsay Lohan does

236 days ago
82.

Chucky Mapoo    

Tis the season to be coked up

236 days ago
83.

Chucky Mapoo    

He was thinking of Shias pubes

236 days ago
84.

Obvious justice    

I can see it now this breakdown being parodies in South Park , SNL, Simpsons, Conan , Jimmi kimmel

236 days ago
85.

Justin    

its a set up to draw more attention to samsungs curve tv and its working

236 days ago
86.

stellastar    

Michael Bay freaking out over something tiny!?! Wow, that's news???? That's like every day on his sets ;-)

236 days ago
87.

Bagereau    

Someone should have did a little homework to know what he was talking about without reading it off a screen.

236 days ago
88.

rory    

Bay has no strong suit he's terrible at everything

236 days ago
89.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Why not memorize what you're going to say instead of always depending upon the teleprompter!

235 days ago
90.

kimkatty    

lol

235 days ago
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