Meredith Vieira’s Black Eye

On Friday, Today show host, Meredith Vieira shocked the audience when she pulled off a pair of black sunglasses to reveal a pretty nasty black eye.

The 61-year-old talk show host explained that while her shiner looked pretty nasty, it actually had a pretty mundane origin. According to Vieira, it was a simply moment of being clumsy that resulted in the highly visible injury.

As Meredith explained it to co-host Hoda Kotb, she forgot to turn on the light in the dressing room bathroom, fell on her suitcase and hit her head on the edge of a table.

As she told the story, she warned Hoda, “If you laugh, I’m not going to tell you.”

To her credit, Kotb appeared more concerned for her friend, but couldn’t help but giggle at hearing how much Vieira’s husband, Richard Cohen, enjoyed teasing his accident-prone wife in his most recent blog post.