CNN’s Anderson Cooper Temporarily Blinded

Dec 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was temporarily blinded last week while shooting a story for "60 Minutes," reports TVNewser.com.

Cooper talked about the experience on his daytime talk show "Anderson Live." While he was shooting out at sea in Portugal, his retina was burned by sunlight reflecting off the water, the story says.

"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," he said. "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.”

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