Anderson Cooper responds to reports that a teen is in a coma after filming footage for ‘Anderson’ talk show


Anderson Cooper (BRENT STIRTON/CNN)

“I was very saddened to hear the news of this accident, and want to express my deepest concerns for the teenager who was injured,” Cooper said in a statement to Gawker. “I take this situation seriously, and my thoughts and prayers for his health, well-being and recovery are with him and his family.”

This comes hours after word got out that the teen, asked by “Anderson” producers to participate in an episode about the science of the teenage brain, has been in a coma ever since his skateboarding injury.

Producers confirmed to Gawker that they were working with the teen and his parents for the episode, and although they often ask guests for video footage, they did not provide a camera to the boy or his family.

According to published reports, that episode has not aired.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.

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