Dailies | Brian Williams on Sharing Sochi Hotel With Bob Costas: ‘I Took a Purell Shower 3, 4 Times a Day’ (Video)

Brian Williams on Sharing Sochi Hotel With Bob Costas: 'I Took a Purell Shower 3, 4 Times a Day' (Video)

The “NBC Nightly News” anchor shares his Russian troubles with old friend Seth Meyers

Bob Costas’ Sochi double-eye infection became one of the most dramatic subplots of the 2014 Winter Olympics, especially for those bunking with him in the NBC Russian hotel.

Brian Williams shared his Sochi woes with Seth Meyers on Monday night, which included an inability to get breakfast, cultural differences and perhaps the worst: ”I had Costas on my floor.”

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“I took a Purell shower 3, 4 times a day,” Williams joked on “Late Night.”

But then, the “Nightly News” anchor got real. “For him, it's what election night is for me — it's what you study for for years.”

“I could not heal him and it was disturbing to me,” Williams added. “I was watching him fade from my grasp.”

Watch the clip:

  • Vommo

    NBC is disgusting. If we have to hear about that guy's pus-filled eye infection one more time…I no longer watch NBC but news of his festering infection keeps screaming at you from every news site or other shows. The media has too much time if this is what it has come to (although it is barrel scraping NBC) and needs to shut down some air time to bring up the quality if these well paid minds can't find something higher up the food chain to discuss.