Anderson Cooper Goes Blind for 36 Hours

Talk show host explains how he got his eyeballs sunburnt, couldn’t see

By on December 5th, 2012 04:50 GMT

This is the price of journalism: Anderson Cooper, who is no stranger to exposing himself to all kinds of dangers and threats just to get a story, actually managed to go blind for 36 hours while shooting a special at a waterfall in Portugal.

Check out the video below to hear his entire explanation.

For two hours, he shot for the 60 Minutes special by the water and, hours later, he woke up to realize he’d gone blind. A doctor later informed him that he got his eyeballs sunburnt by not wearing sunglasses.

“Anyway, it turns out I have sunburned my eyeballs and I go blind. I went blind for 36 hours,” Cooper explains, pointing out that it’s never a good idea not to wear eye protection when exposed to the sun like this.

A physician confirms his words: always wear sunglasses when at the beach, on the skiing slope or spending more time outdoors in the sun because the danger is real.

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Anderson Cooper went blind for 36 hours after getting his eyeballs sunburnt
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