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Teen In Coma After Following Anderson Cooper's Instructions

Posted on Sun Oct 2, 2011 09:15 AM PDT

AndersonCooperTeenComa230.jpgAnderson Cooper's new daytime talk show has only been on the air for three weeks, but it's already dealing with a major problem.

A teenager is in a coma after the show's producers allegedly encouraged him to record the "crazy stuff" he did. The home footage would have been for an episode covering how the adolescent mind works.

The teen filmed himself skateboarding and fell, suffering a serious injury to his head. He is now in a coma.

The episode will not be broadcast. Said the show in a statement:

    "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 said in a personal statement on Saturday evening:

    "I was very saddened to hear the news of this accident, and 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."

What do you think -- were the show's producers in the wrong?

The show airs on Fox.



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