Heidi Montag Explains Strange Arm Tape on Red Carpet: “Spencer Said It Looked Cool!”

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Heidi Montag wore black kinesio tape on the red carpet on March 19. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Fashion statement? Not so much! Heidi Montag raised some eyebrows on Thursday, March 19, when she walked the red carpet at The Evolution of Relationship Reality Shows at The Paley Center in Beverly Hills, sporting an unusual accessory — thick black arm tape. 

While it did match her black tank top and leather pants, the tape was out of the ordinary. The Hills alum, 28, explained her look to Us Weekly, revealing the tape, which is called kinesio tape, had a very practical purpose. 

"I had minor surgery for severe tendinitis and the tape helps the muscles heal faster,” Montag said. “I forgot my jacket and Spencer [Pratt] said it looked cool so I went for it. I felt like I had a giant tattoo for a night, it was so cool!"

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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt attend "The Evolution of Relationship Reality Shows" on March 19, in Beverly Hills. David Livingston/Getty Images

Kinesio tape is used by many athletes for training and recovery, and is occasionally worn in competitions. 

Montag and her husband Pratt recently competed on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars to work through their conflicting views on having children. But though they decided to try for kids, Heidi said her sister Holly’s pregnancy has made her second guess her decision.

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"I was like, 'I think I can put this off for a little bit because you look REALLY uncomfortable!'" she told Us. "I was like, 'I'm three years younger. Maybe I can wait three more years to catch up.'"

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