'Army Wives' Star Kim Delaney Kicked Off Stage After Botched Speech At Military Ceremony (VIDEO)

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.


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