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Anderson Cooper Temporarily Blinded During Trip To Portugal
TV Newser ^ | Dev 4, 2012 | Alex Werpin

Posted on 12/04/2012 1:35:35 PM PST by Beaten Valve

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was in Portugal last week shooting a story for CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” and he ended up being temporarily blinded for 36 hours.

He recounts the harrowing experience on his daytime talk show “Anderson Live.” In a nutshell, he was shooting out at sea, and sunlight reflecting off of the water burned his retina:

“I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire, my eyeballs and I think oh maybe I have sand in my eyes or something. I douse my eyes with water. Anyway, it turns out I have sunburned my eyeballs and I go blind. I went blind for 36 hours.”

He took the picture above after visiting the doctor.

Video after the jump.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andersoncooper; andersonpooper; cnn; lavendermafia; pinkeye
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Wasn't this cupcake injured in some other sort of international on-the-job accident??

Maybe he should insist on receiving hazard pay whenever he leaves the confines of the CNN studio...

1 posted on 12/04/2012 1:35:36 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

How’s he going to locate 0bama’s rear end?


2 posted on 12/04/2012 1:36:42 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs

His sniffer still works, don’t it?!! ;-)


3 posted on 12/04/2012 1:38:05 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Beaten Valve

Too many things I could say...


4 posted on 12/04/2012 1:39:32 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Beaten Valve

It would be nice if something like scales fell from his eyes, but that would take a miracle.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 1:40:12 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Beaten Valve

6 posted on 12/04/2012 1:40:42 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Beaten Valve

Sure looks like he was not wearing sun glasses. Not too smart to spend the day on the water without eye protection.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 1:44:37 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: Beaten Valve

Has anybody checked if there’s hair on his palms?

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 12/04/2012 1:45:32 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Texas survived one Obama term, and we'll survive another. The rest of you are screwed.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Or he was staring two right in the eye and couldn’t make up his mind.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 1:45:42 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Beaten Valve

He was cockeyed.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 1:46:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Saw this jerk on Jeopardy.

Even with Celebrity Creampuff Questions he came across as a total ass.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 1:46:30 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Beaten Valve

I am so staying away from the self-writing jokes. I’d get banned. Yet again.

But I do hope he has a full recovery. The tosser.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 1:46:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Beaten Valve
They're called sunglasses, Cooper! Get some!



(Hey, you sure you didn't get poked in the eye with something?)
15 posted on 12/04/2012 1:46:49 PM PST by servo1969
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To: Beaten Valve

Got some seafoam in his eyes.

Or something like that.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 1:47:05 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: henkster

You’ll shoot your eye out.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 1:47:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Anchor’s Eyes Burned in Horrific Golden Showers Mishap.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 1:47:24 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Beaten Valve

Hirsute tea bags can scratch the heck out of a cornea.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 1:51:02 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Beaten Valve

The blindness will pass, the braindead is forever.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 1:53:07 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

I’ve never heard of such a thing.

So why weren’t all pirates blind?

How did England conquer the world with a blind navy?


21 posted on 12/04/2012 1:53:22 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Beaten Valve; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Dang me, and I thought that being blind was a prerequisite for a anchorman job!


22 posted on 12/04/2012 1:53:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Beaten Valve
oh maybe I have sand in my eyes
From being out at sea?
23 posted on 12/04/2012 1:53:48 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Beaten Valve

I guess he didn’t stop ...


24 posted on 12/04/2012 1:55:09 PM PST by x
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To: LyinLibs

Blind..... what’s that old saying about going blind?


25 posted on 12/04/2012 1:55:09 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Wouldn’t wish this on anyone. Accidentally did it to myself years ago while welding. Feels like teaspoons of sand were dumped in each eye!


26 posted on 12/04/2012 1:56:03 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Slings and Arrows

You are sooooo bad!!!!!


27 posted on 12/04/2012 1:56:30 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Beaten Valve

happened to me once when I was a kid —forgot my goggles but skied all day anyway, a super bright day.

Horrrrible pain, I had to be totally immobile for 2 days or so.

I was scared as hell.


28 posted on 12/04/2012 1:57:25 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Beaten Valve

sorry to hear about the physical ailment but there is a lot of reality to which Anderson seems permanently blind as well.


29 posted on 12/04/2012 1:59:10 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: fivecatsandadog
what’s that old saying about going blind?

"A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband." - Michel de Montaigne

30 posted on 12/04/2012 2:00:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: henkster

Good one


31 posted on 12/04/2012 2:02:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Beaten Valve
Next time, wear your sunglasses.


32 posted on 12/04/2012 2:02:40 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Beaten Valve

unlike a catcher or an umpire he does not wear the requisite mask to protect himself from errant balls hitting him in the face.


33 posted on 12/04/2012 2:04:26 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Beaten Valve

I was always told by my grandfather that this would happen if I played with myself too often


34 posted on 12/04/2012 2:04:41 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Beaten Valve

The responses to this thread are hilarious!


35 posted on 12/04/2012 2:05:17 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Beaten Valve

Dear children,

If a blind man leads a blind man, they both fall into a pit. ~ Love, God.


36 posted on 12/04/2012 2:07:42 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Beaten Valve

Has the Left blamed it on Bush (or recent Repubs) yet?


37 posted on 12/04/2012 2:07:48 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Beaten Valve
Yeah, it was just a matter of time:


38 posted on 12/04/2012 2:08:58 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: donna

There’s a vast difference between amateur and professional seaman.

(Arr!)


39 posted on 12/04/2012 2:09:09 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Maybe he finally saw Kathy Griffin naked:


40 posted on 12/04/2012 2:09:31 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

If his boyfriend burns where he pees, Anderson may very well burn were he sees, yes...


41 posted on 12/04/2012 2:09:43 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Has anybody checked if there’s hair on his palms?

Ahhh, yes. I was gonna go there. Momma did say you could go blind...... Apparently it might be true.

42 posted on 12/04/2012 2:10:52 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Ouch. Glad he’s not blind.


43 posted on 12/04/2012 2:17:08 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Beaten Valve

I wonder if anyone is going to teach him some of the other basic rules of life.....

-Do not pee into the wind.

-Sticking a fork into an electrical outlet is never a good idea.

-Don’t drink out of the toilet.

-Do not stick body parts into other yours or anyone else’s butt.

-You should not share your wee wee with those that have their own.


44 posted on 12/04/2012 2:17:33 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Beaten Valve

What really caused his blindness. I read it in a Medical book years ago.


45 posted on 12/04/2012 2:18:28 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Beaten Valve
Right!!

If you this #$#$&)) enough...it will make you blind.

46 posted on 12/04/2012 2:18:50 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Slyfox

cellulite can give you a heart attack ack ack...you oughta know by know....


47 posted on 12/04/2012 2:22:47 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: smokingfrog

Very nice catch.


48 posted on 12/04/2012 2:23:16 PM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: Beaten Valve

Next time Anderson, only do it until you need glasses...


49 posted on 12/04/2012 2:24:23 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Beaten Valve
“I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire, my eyeballs and I think oh maybe I have sand in my eyes or something. I douse my eyes with water. Anyway, it turns out I have sunburned my eyeballs and I go blind. I went blind for 36 hours.”

It's what happens to welders when they catch a flash while welding.

50 posted on 12/04/2012 2:26:26 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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