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Anderson Cooper: I Went Blind (VIDEO)

By Daniel Gates



Anderson Cooper went temporarily blind while on assignment in Portugal last week.

The “60 Minutes” contributor talked about his health scare on Tuesday’s “Anderson” broadcast.


Cooper explained that he was shooting a story on the water for two hours and hadn’t realized the damage the sun was doing to his eyes.

He recalled, “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.”

The host showed a picture of himself in an eyepatch, joking, “That’s my new profile picture, by the way.”

Check out the video below!

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