Meredith Vieira Explains How She Got Her Gnarly Black Eye – Watch

Meredith Vieira Explains How She Got Her Gnarly Black Eye - Watch

Meredith Vieira showed off a pretty glaring black eye on Friday while guest hosting “Today.”

“I’ve done it again … I tripped in the dark and bumped my head. Nasty cut and a black eye,” the talk show host tweeted on Tuesday.

Vieira’s husband Richard Cohen offered more details about the incident in a hilarious post on his personal blog.

“Here’s the deal,” the writer, who suffers from MS, wrote. “I have not written about this. But today is the day. I am the one in my house who has multiple sclerosis. I am the only one who is legally blind. I have limited depth perception and glance off doorways if I am not careful — and I am very cautious — because my lateral perception also is deficient. Yet I survive because I have learned self-preservation.

“I am married to a woman who has not.”

“Meredith is a klutz, like a drunken sailor on a bender who collides with stationary objects and is a danger to herself,” he continued. “Last night, while paying a visit to the bathroom, Meredith fell over a suitcase, slamming her head against a dressing table as she plummeted south. The dog was so embarrassed for her he did not even bark. Must have been worried about what the neighbors would say.” Read more here.

Vieira’s doctor ordered a CT scan to confirm that she didn’t have a concussion.

“The doc says I’m ok, but 3 lessons here,” she tweeted. “Turn on the light, ALWAYS get head injuries checked out, and never marry a writer!”