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'Today' Show

Man Slashes Wrists

During Live Broadcast

6/6/2013 5:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A man slashed his wrists Thursday during a live broadcast of the "Today" show.

It happened as Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie were outside in Rockefeller Plaza.  The man -- who is in his 50s --  slashed both his wrists and his forearms. NBC's cameras didn't show the incident, but several people in the crowd captured photos and video.

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The New York Daily News obtained a photo of the man as he attempted to cut himself.

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Immediately afterward, the show moved inside the studio. Matt talked about the incident on the air ... saying the man only wanted to harm himself and no one else.

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As for the man ... he was taken to the hospital and he's in stable condition.

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Jballs     

Yikes!

503 days ago
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Texas Gal    

Was this before or after Paris tried to off herself? Hmm, what are the chances? JK, ;-)

503 days ago
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Ace    

He thought he was outside GMA and when he realized it was Today Show.......slice

503 days ago
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Yosemite Sam    

The thought of Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie was too much for him, way too lame and boring. I accidentaly was switching channels the other morning and I saw those two on tv and I immediately vommited.

503 days ago
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Pigweed    

Too bad it wasn't Matt.

503 days ago
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pj    

That's why I watch GMA

503 days ago
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Ca2Az    

Selfish individual. Not only did cause harm for himself, now everybody who witnessed this has the image of that persons stupidity.

503 days ago
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SammyG    

I feel the same way when I watch the Today show.

503 days ago
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royalredus    

Poor guy. I felt the same way a few years ago, but I started watching Good Morning America instead and feel much better.

503 days ago
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Vince    

So .....?

503 days ago
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lulu2009    

Matt Lauer makes me want to slash my wrists, too! Can't watch him!

503 days ago
12.

Michael    

I'd slash my wrists if I had to watch Savannah, too.

503 days ago
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flying squirrel    

this show makes we want to do the same thing. Luckily I can just change the channel..

503 days ago
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donna688    

The Today Show will do anything for ratings.

503 days ago
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sayusayme    

he is upset Ann is gone too

503 days ago
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