By Mark Duell and Laurie Whitwell
October 3, 2011
A teenager is reportedly in a coma after falling off a skateboard whilst filming himself for an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s new show.
A producer for the daytime programme ‘Anderson’ allegedly encouraged the boy to record his wild behaviour for a show on the teenage mind.
Mr Cooper, 44, who has only been hosting the show for three weeks, is ‘very saddened’ by the incident and is praying for the boy and his family.
A representative for Mr Cooper said producers had been working with the boy and his parents on the science behind the teenage brain. “As part of our routine process, we ask guests for video footage and photos,” he told Gawker. “We did not provide the family with a camera.” But on the morning the boy was supposed to travel to New York City, producers found out that he had been injured.