Only a few weeks into his new talk show, famed reporter Anderson Cooper is now under some serious criticism after a teen taking part in a segment of the show landed himself in a coma, Gawker reports .
Gawker reports that the teen was encouraged by a producer of 'Anderson' to record his reckless behavior and to do "crazy stuff" for a segment called the"teenage mind." According to Gawker, the kid filmed himself skateboarding and fell, severely injuring his head.
The show issued a statement to the media confirming the segment, claiming it is based on a National Geographic story.
USA today reported that the reps said in the release: "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."
Cooper has also released a statement to the media, saying he was "very saddened to hear the news of this accident."
"[I] 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," he said in the media release.
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