Before conservative darling Dr. Ben Carson went toe to toe with presidential primary rivals at a GOP cattle call last weekend, he allegedly lost a fight with a plate of scrambled eggs.
TMZ published a photo Wednesday of the Republican presidential candidate staring at his breakfast plate after allegedly losing a front tooth at Tommy’s Country Ham House in Greenville, South Carolina. Once the retired neurologist realized his tooth fell out, he “discretely placed the errant chomper into his shirt pocket” and got up to deliver “an impassioned speech,” according to the gossip site.
Carson briefly mentioned the mishap Saturday in his speech to the South Carolina Freedom Summit. It turns out he lost not just one, but two pearly whites during his trip to the Palmetto State.
“They said [South Carolina] was a pretty rough-and-tumble place. But I lost two teeth since I’ve been here,” Carson said to laughter from the audience. “This one went out last night, this one went out — but I also had a chance to see two very fine dentists here in South Carolina, so it’s very good.”