Mishap Leaves Anderson Guest in Coma
Cooper 'distraught' after producer prods teen into 'crazy stuff'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2011 1:45 PM CDT
Anderson Cooper is said to be "distraught" after a producer on his daytime talk show, "Anderson," prodded a guest into doing "crazy stuff"—and the guest ended up in a coma.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Anderson Cooper's evening persona would not be pleased with his daytime self. Seems a teenager is in a coma after an Anderson producer coaxed the boy into careless behavior for an episode on the "teenage mind," Gawker reports. A source says the producer "encouraged [the] kid to go out and 'film the crazy stuff you do.'" The boy went skateboarding and suffered a severe head injury on the day he planned to visit New York for the show. Cooper is said to be "distraught."