A teenager is in a coma after performing some risky skateboard stunts for Anderson’s daytime show.
People Magazine reports”
While recording “the crazy stuff you do” for the syndicated Anderson show, a teen has ended up in a coma ? and host Anderson Cooper is expressing his concern.
The teen, who is not being named, was part of an episode about the teenage mind based on a National Geographic story, reports USA Today. According to reports, he sustained a severe head injury while filming himself skateboarding.
Entertainment Weekly published statements of Anderson Cooper and his producer team.
Anderson’s statement on the incident:
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.
The producers of Anderson Show released the following:
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.