At 84-years-old, the dude has a lot to reflect on!
Poor Harry Belafonte has been put through the ringer today as video as circulated around the net of a live broadcast from last Friday in which Harry looks to be taking a nap during his interview. However, his rep is coming forward to clarify that poor Harry was completely awake - he was just in a trance of traquilty. A sea of serenity, if you will.
His rep explains:
"After weeks of literally hundreds of interviews promoting his HBO documentary, memoir and CD, Mr. Belafonte had an early morning satellite TV tour this past Friday. True to form, there was a technical glitch in the feed to a local station in Bakersfield, CA. His earpiece wasn’t working, so he decided to take the time to meditate before the rest of his Day-O. Mr. Belafonte is 84 years young, but sharper and more awake than most who have been interviewing him. Maybe the world would be a better place if more people took a moment to meditate.”
It's all good, Harry! In fact, we didn't really see the need to defend yourself at all. Junkets like that are so tedious and tiresome. Someone half your age would've probably been beat by that time too!
Glad to know that you're centered, though. That is very important.
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