Tyra Banks Pretends She Has Rabies
5/1/2010 4:29pm EDT
Supermodel-turned-talk show host Tyra Banks shocked TV audiences on Friday when she acted out a rabies-induced fit during her program.
Banks took the stage explaining she had been bitten by a rabid dog before the show and had received treatment for the fatal viral disease, which can cause erratic behavior.
She explained, "I'm not 100 percent today, I'm not feeling great. A friggin' dog bit me... I had to get rushed to the hospital and the doctors... tested me. The dog had rabies and I had to get a shot. I'm feeling a little weird but I'm OK."
The supermodel slyly sipped on an Alka-Seltzer concoction when her back was turned to the audience, and then she stunned the crowd when she dropped to the floor and began convulsing and foaming at the mouth.
But Banks admitted she was upset when no one came to her rescue during the prank, asking, "Why didn't anyone help me?"