Meredith Vieira Explains How She Got Her Shocking Black Eye
Vieira said she's lucky since it could have been worse.
Vieira, 61, removed her shades, revealing to her co-host Hoda Kotb a painful looking black eye, which she said happened on a seemingly simple, middle-of-the-night trip to the bathroom.
“I had to go to the bathroom and I didn’t put the light on,” she said. “And to get to the bathroom, you go through a little dressing room. And I had just come back from Los Angeles.”
“So, I go to the bathroom, and I forget the suitcase is there. And I fell over the suitcase, and I hit my head on the rim of the dressing room table,” she continued.
Luckily, the injury looks worse than it is. Vieira complained of a headache, but nothing else and joked to Kotb that she had it checked out by her doctor who “amazingly” found a brain in her CT scan.
“If it had been a little lower, something bad could have happened. Something really bad,” she said. “My head hurts.”