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Harry Belafonte

84-Year-Old Falls Asleep

During Live News Interview

10/18/2011 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The news anchors at KBAK in Bakersfield, CA were super pumped up for a satellite interview with 84-year-old Harry Belafonte Friday morning ... but when they cut to the "Day-O" singer, he was fast asleep.

After they cut away from the singer, one of the anchors quipped, "Daylight hasn't come, man."

No .... no it had not.

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1.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

OMGeeee!!!! I would have thought he was dead. Glad he's not, but if he didn't wake up after the second time I called him, that would have scared the crap out of me!!

1010 days ago
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AntiSocialForum.com    

He was just tired from beating the crap outta Shia LaBeouf

1010 days ago
3.

jeff    

He sucks and who cares about him. Why are they even talking to his liberal commie self.

1010 days ago
4.

Hawk    

Did they check his pulse?

1010 days ago
5.

Mike44090    

Why didn't somebody yell out "Day-O"

1010 days ago
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Craig    

That's not nice. He's 84 years old and as the other anchor points out, when they do media blitzes for books, it's one interview after another, early hours, etc. That's exhausting for someone in their prime, let alone someone at his age. And why wasn't there someone on the other end letting him know it was about time for his segment? Cut the poor man some slack.

1010 days ago
7.

MomAJS    

And, you find it humourous? What the heck is wrong with you? Make fun of someone your own age. He's an icon, and should be treated with some respect. There should have been someone with him to be sure he was ready. You are all fools.

1010 days ago
8.

LI_Mom    

I'm guessing they made him wait for a LONG, LONG TIME before they were finally ready for his interview.

1010 days ago
9.

Criss    

Give the guy a break. It's not like he's still some spring chicken.

1010 days ago
10.

dd    

Bakersfield News? No wonder he fell asleep.

1010 days ago
11.

Abe    

Someone should have walked up and sang "Day-O" into that alta****er's ear.

x

1010 days ago
12.

1    

this anchor barely has a voice lol

1010 days ago
13.

longagain    

He tired himself out making all of those racist comments...

1010 days ago
14.

Ricardoh    

He was just day dreaming about all those bananas he has picked.

1010 days ago
15.

MsSuburbia    

He's 84 years old. He's earned the right to take a nap whenever and wherever he wants. I think it's pretty cute.

1010 days ago
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