Kim Delaney escorted off Liberty Medal stage during strange speech

Actress Kim Delaney, who stars on Lifetime's "Army Wives," struggled her way through a speech last night at the National Constitution Center where former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates received the Liberty Medal.

Delaney, a Roxborough native, who has struggled with alcohol abuse throughout her career, and played a character with alcohol problems on "NYPD Blue," seemed to be having trouble reading from a prompter and spoke in incomplete sentences during her speech which ended when a woman in a headset came and gently escorted her away from the stage.

A call to the National Constitution Center seeking comment was not immediately returned this morning and we have yet to hear back from Delaney's West Coast representatives.