Kim Delaney stunned organizers of a tribute to U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Thursday night as she stumbled through a speech about military families.
The "Army Wives" star was eventually escorted offstage at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center following an uncomfortable attempt to read from a teleprompter.
Delaney appeared dishevelled and bewildered as she rambled on about her own TV experiences with military families, stating, "I've seen soldiers come home with painful life altering injuries borne of their time and service. I've attended numerous military funerals, including that of my best friend's son."
She then explained that she was talking about her Army Wives character, adding, "It's all make believe. I do that as a job. It's make believe. I have the luxury to do all of this on a television show."
It is not known why the 49 year old was so poorly prepared for her speech at the military event.