September 23rd, 2011
04:47 PM ET
According to Philadelphia's CBS 3, "Army Wives" actress Kim Delaney tried to give a speech at an awards ceremony held at the National Constitution Center Thursday, but she didn't quite succeed.
The station reports that the presentation of the Liberty Medal was already experiencing production problems when Delaney, a Philadelphia native, was called onto the stage. She was supposed to be giving an introductory speech for the award, which was being presented to former US defense secretary Robert Gates.
However, when she hopped up on stage - sans introduction, mind you - she started to give a bumbling presentation. "As I try to comfort wives, husbands, families, fathers, children...loved ones made good...what I've learned is the Constitution Center. Knowing no words, no talk, can ever bring back their people."
Those who were there reportedly noted that it appeared her teleprompter wasn't working. After some long, awkward pauses and fumbled delivery, Delaney tried talking about her Lifetime show.
"Yes, we have members of...military, on 'Army Wives,' and we do our best to tell their stories," she said. But she apparently paused too long as she began her next sentence, because a video abruptly began to play and CBS 3 reports that she was escorted offstage.
The station adds that calls to the Constitution Center, the production company for the ceremony and Delaney's rep haven't been returned.
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