• A pipe burst and spewed water all over the Golden Globes red carpet as press awaited the arrival of Golden Globes attendees Sunday
  • The Beverly Hills Hotel officially blamed a sprinkler system, but witnesses said the water was black and smelled like sewage
  • Beverly Hills Fire Department was able to clean up the mess well ahead of the star-studded annual event

It was a mad dash to scrub the red carpet ahead of Sunday’s Golden Globes after a pipe burst, spewing liquid some say smelled of sewage across the pathway for the stars.

Black water gushed onto horrified members of the international press awaiting the arrival of Hollywood glitziest stars dressed in their finest gala attire.

The press fled from the spill as the Beverly Hills Fire Department rushed to the scene to clean up the smelly mess in front of Hollywood’s famous Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Disgusting: Members of the press awaiting the arrival of Hollywood's biggest stars weer horrified ahead of Sunday's Golden Globes when a sewage pipe burst, spewing stinking black water across the once gleaming red carpetDisgusting: Members of the press awaiting the arrival of Hollywood’s biggest stars weer horrified ahead of Sunday’s Golden Globes when a sewage pipe burst, spewing stinking black water across the once gleaming red carpet

 

Black rain: The reportedly stinking black water poured onto press as they awaited Hollywood's greatest luminaries to parade down the Golden Globes red carpet--the sprinkler system had evidently been set off by an overheated lighting rigBlack rain: The reportedly stinking black water poured onto press as they awaited Hollywood’s greatest luminaries to parade down the Golden Globes red carpet–the sprinkler system had evidently been set off by an overheated lighting rig

 

Watery reception: Press members were asked to move away as the black 'smelly' liquid rained on their awards day paradeWatery reception: Press members were asked to move away as the black ‘smelly’ liquid rained on their awards day parade

 

An E! Television red carpet correspondent was among the disgusted press members who witnessed the unprecedented sullying of one of the world’s most anticipated celebrity events.

‘A pipe has appeared to totally bust and there is water gushing, literally everywhere in the position of where all of the international press – everyone has moved out of the way,’ said Catt Sadler. ‘Rain was not expected in LA today, but we’ve got a little flooding!’

 

The flooding was apparently more like a malodorous deluge.

‘Sewage pipe break on red carpet at #GoldenGlobes so it’s not hot as s**t but it could smell like it today. Good times,’ tweeted Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush just after the disaster.

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