So incredibly sad.
A young teen boy is currently in coma after he suffered a head injury filming a segment for Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show.
The teen was supposed to be featured on an episode looking into the "adolescent mind". Producers allegedly encouraged the boy to film some of the "crazy stuff" he does for the show. So, the boy took a camera and filmed himself doing a trick on his skateboard. The boy subsequently fell while doing so, hit his head and has been in a coma ever since. The episode was scrapped.
Both the producers and Anderson have released statements on the boy's condition, which remains unchanged. The producers say:
"Our producers were working with a teen and his parents on a show about the science of the Teenage Brain, based on a National Geographic story. As part of our routine process, we ask guests for video footage and photos. We did not provide the family with a camera. On the morning that they were supposed to travel to NYC, we learned that the teen had been injured. We are very concerned about him, and are thinking of him and his family at this time."
Anderson added his own statement, saying:
"I was very saddened to hear the news of this accident, and want to express my deepest concerns for the teenager who was injured. I take this situation seriously, and my thoughts and prayers for his health, well-being and recovery are with him and his family."
Wow. Such a tragedy.
Here's hoping that young boy can pull through. He has a lot to live for, a lot to still see and do. We're pulling for you buddy. Stay strong!
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