"Army Wives" star Kim Delaney had to be escorted off the stage Thursday while trying to deliver a speech at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center at the Liberty Medal Award presentation to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Delaney began to veer off script and was at times unintelligible as she fidgeted at the podium. Watch.
The actress said she had "served in active military duty family for five years" and went on to say how she "attended numerous military funerals, including that of my best friend's son" and then, realizing what she said, explained that it was a role she played in the Lifetime show "Army Wives."
According to a local ABC news affiliate, Delaney, 49, was taken off the stage before she could finish her speech, People.com reports.
In 2002, Delaney was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after refusing a breathalyzer test. She later pleaded no contest. She also reportedly entered rehab for alcohol addiction several times.