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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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91.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

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

202 days ago
92.

kimkatty    

lol

202 days ago
93.

patrick    

that very obviously has nothing to do with the prompter. that was a serious case of stage fright and he forgot what he was going to say.

202 days ago
94.

kimkatty    

Awsome.......

202 days ago
95.

r1024    

Megan Fox ca;;ed it when she said he is socially inept.

202 days ago
96.

Hollywood & Vine    

Like Obama when the teleprompter failed. Next thing you know, the sweating started, the stammering begun, and the gibberish began to flow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omHUsRTYFAU

201 days ago
97.

MsRita    

LOL! What a loser take some public Speaking Classes you should able to speak about what you do for a living.

201 days ago
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