Unfortunately, that’s not a joke.
From the New York Daily News, presented without further comment:
Anderson Cooper’s three-week-old daytime talk show “Anderson” is already generating buzz – and this week’s show snafu is one for the books.
A teenager who was meant to appear on the show as part of a segment on the teenage mind is reportedly in a coma after taking a spill on a skateboard – while filming himself for the show.
“As part of our routine process, we ask guests for video footage and photos,” a rep for the show said in a statement. “[But] we did not provide the family with a camera.”
The youngster was reportedly encouraged to “film the crazy stuff you do” on-camera by producers for the segment on wild teens, but a severe head injury and consequent coma prevented him from making his way into New York to speak with Cooper.
The talk show host, 44, extended his condolences to the teen’s family in a statement once he heard the news.