'Army Wives' Star Kim Delaney Kicked Off Stage After Botched Speech At Military Ceremony (VIDEO)
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Kim Delaney, what were you thinking? The normally calm and composed actress recently caused quite a scene at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center.
The star of Lifetime’s hit show “Army Wives” found herself being personally escorted off stage on Thursday night (Sept. 22) after delivering quite an awkward speech. Warning: It's not pretty.
At the military event, which was honoring former defense secretary Robert Gates, Delaney rambled on the podium about how she had "served in active military duty family for five years."
"I've seen soldiers come home with painful life-altering injuries borne of their time and service," she continued, slurring. "I've attended numerous military funerals, including that of my best friend's son."
Except, she really hasn't.
"I do that as a job," the somewhat incoherent actress clarified. "It's all make believe. I have the luxury to do all of this on a television show."
A video from TMZ (below) shows the crowd's uncomfortable reactions as Delaney continues her speech, which she was instructed to read from a teleprompter. She was then escorted off stage, before she was able to finish her speech.
Delaney has had issues with substance abuse in the past. In 2002, she was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, and the "Army Wives" actress has also sought rehab for alcoholism twice.
Delaney's not the only celebrity to be charged with a DUI, take a look at some other celebrity offenders. Warning: It's not pretty.
Lindsay Lohan's ex-girlfriend was <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/01/sam-ronson-arrested-for-dui-barstow-las-vegas-driving-lindsay-lohan-drunk-driving-girlfriend/" target="_hplink">arrested on suspicion of DUI</a> outside Baker, Calif., on Aug. 1.
The DUI arrest that continues to haunt her! Lindsay Lohan was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20040460,00.html" target="_hplink">first arrested for a DUI </a>on May 27, 2007 but was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20047886_20047878,00.html" target="_hplink">arrested again</a> -- and this time for cocaine possession, too -- after a brief car chase in Santa Monica on July 24, 2007.
The actor was pulled over on California's Pacific Coast Highway on July 28, 2006 for speeding, but ended up being <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/07/28/exclusive-mel-gibson-busted-for-dui/" target="_hplink">busted for a DUI</a>.
The former "OC" star was<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2007/12/27/mischa-barton-busted-for-dui/" target="_hplink"> arrested for a suspected DUI</a>, drug and controlled substance possession and driving without a valid license on December 27. 2007.
The former "Simple Life" star was <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/12/11/nicole-richie-popped-for-dui/" target="_hplink">popped for a DUI</a> in the early morning of December 11, 2006 after she was spotted driving the wrong way on a California speedway.
The E! reality star was busted in March 2007 for a DUI -- and it was all caught on camera for her family's reality show, "Keep Up With The Kardashians."
The heiress was<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/09/07/exclusive-paris-busted-for-dui/" target="_hplink"> busted for a suspected DUI</a> on September 9, 2006 in Hollywood.
The "24" star was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20058518,00.html" target="_hplink">picked up</a> in the early hours of Sept. 25, 2007 in Hollywood for a suspected DUI.
The Motley Crue singer was <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37975071/ns/today-entertainment/t/vince-neil-arrested-dui-charge-las-vegas/" target="_hplink">arrested for drunken driving</a> near the Las Vegas strip on June 27, 2010.
Charlie Sheen's porn star pal and former "goddess" was picked up for a suspected DUI in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 3, 2011.
Haley Joel Osment
He might have seen dead people in "The Sixth Sense" but he was probably seeing double when he was <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/08/30/haley-joel-mugs-for-cop-cam/" target="_hplink">picked up for a DUI</a> -- and misdemeanor marijuana possession -- on August 18, 2006 after crashing his car into a tree.
The former "Partridge Family" star wasn't singing a pretty tune when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI November 3, 2010 in Florida.
The "American Pie" actor was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1048961,00.html" target="_hplink">arrested in 2005</a> (pictured above) for drunken driving, and faced a <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20394415,00.html" target="_hplink">second DUI charge</a> on June 16, 2010 after being arrested in Los Angeles.
The actress was arrested on January 5, 2011, where she registered a 0.22 blood alcohol level, which is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/jaime-pressly-dui-three-times-legal-blood-alcohol-limit-when-arrested_n_807193.html" target="_hplink">almost three times the legal limit.</a>
The "Melrose Place" actress was <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/28/heather-locklear-busted/" target="_hplink">busted for a suspected DUI</a> on September 27, 2008 near Santa Barbara, Calif.
Taboo (Black Eyed Peas)
The Black Eyed Peas singer (real name: Jaime Luis Gomez) was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20016215,00.html" target="_hplink">arrested on March 27, 2007</a> near Los Angeles for driving under the influence.
The former "Lost" star was arrested on December 1, 2005 for drunk driving in Hawaii.
The actor was <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/23/entertainment/main522969.shtml" target="_hplink">arrested on February 11, 2009</a> in Malbu, Calif., for a suspected DUI.
The boxer was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz., on December 29, 2006, for driving under the influence.
Mickey Rouke was arrested for driving under the influence -- <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20159158,00.html" target="_hplink">on a vespa</a> -- on November 8, 2007.
The "Hills" star -- and sister to Spencer -- was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20313582,00.html" target="_hplink">arrested on October 18, 2009</a> for a suspected DUI in Hollywood.
Flo Rida was busted in Florida on June 9, 2011 for <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/09/flo-rida-dui-arrested-miami-beach-police-pulled-over-car-swerving-processed-county-jail-rapper/" target="_hplink">a suspected DUI</a> while driving a million-dollar car. Yikes.