It was a rough night out for "Army Wives" star Kim Delaney at a Philadelphia ceremony honoring former defense secretary Robert Gates.
Before a National Constitution Center crowd including Gates, Gov. Tom Corbett and former first lady Midge Rendell, Delaney delivered an incoherent, rambling speech before being escorted from stage.
Delaney stumbled to the podium and twisted her hands as she talked about having “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 said, slurring at times. “I’ve attended numerous military funerals, including that of my best friend’s son.”
Except, she hasn’t.
“It’s all make believe. I do that as a job. It’s make believe,” she said nearly two minutes into her speech. “I have the luxury to do all of this on a television show.”
Video from ABC affiliate WPVI shows the crowd growing uncomfortable as Delaney rambles on. She was escorted off stage before finishing her remarks.