Tyra Banks shocks with rabies prank on TV

Updated: May 03, 2010, 15:41 PM IST

London: Tyra Banks shocked US TV audiences when she acted out a rabies-induced fit during her programme.

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 behaviour, Contactmusic reported.

"I`m not 100 per cent 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," Banks said.

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?"