Teen Hurt Preparing for Anderson Cooper Talk Show

October 3, 2011 - 5:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show is dealing with the fallout of a skateboarding accident that injured a teenager about to appear in an episode on the science of the teenage brain.

The news blog Gawker.com reports the teen hit his head while filming stunts of himself on a skateboard and was in a coma.

Cooper's month-old syndicated talk show confirmed Monday it had asked its guest for video footage but wouldn't address what he had been asked to film.

Cooper says in a statement he's "very saddened to hear the news" and is praying for the teen's recovery.

The teen was to appear on a segment about how a brain develops.