Anderson Cooper blind temporarily for 36 hours while on assignment in Portugal (Photo and Video)

By on Dec 5, 2012 in Lifestyle, Television, United States Comments

Updated: March 16, 2013 2:00 p.m.

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Anderson Cooper went blind temporarily while on his CBS assignment last week, which he explained on his daytime syndicated talk show, Anderson Live this Tuesday, December 4, 2012, as shown in the video below. The CNN host also released an Instagram photo of himself wearing an eye patch, also shown below.

Anderson Cooper blind eye patch

Anderson Cooper with eye patch
Image Credit: Anderson Cooper Instagram
via Anderson Live

“I am in this beautiful coastal area shooting this story for 60 Minutes involving the water. I don’t want to go into details [on] what the story was, but I am on the water for two hours shooting this story and it’s an overcast day,” Anderson Cooper told show guest co-host Christie Brinkley, and showed his photo with eye patch on his right eye.

“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.” Cooper added.

“That’s my new profile picture, by the way. I think that’s going to really work for me.” The 45-year old jokingly said. He later talked to NBC Chief Medical Editor Nancy Synderman via phone, who discussed what possibly has happened to Anderson‘s eyes and how to avoid it to happen again.

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Anderson Cooper, explaining how he went blind for 36 hours
Video Credit: Anderson Live

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