Harry Belafonte Falls Asleep on Live TV Interview

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Harry Belafonte apparently needs to get to bed earlier. Or maybe he was just in some deep, transcendental meditative state. Either way, dude could not wake up for an interview with KBAK in Bakersfield, Calif., while ON THE AIR.

Watch the anchors cut to the 84-year-old singer, only to find him out cold:

The best part came as the news team, referencing his classic hit, "Day-O", began cracking jokes such as "Guess daylight hasn't come, man." Awesome.

Later, Harry Belafonte's rep, Ken Sunshine (yup, that's his name, you can't make this up), insisted he was in fact meditating through the satellite sit-down.

"After weeks of literally hundreds of interviews promoting his HBO documentary, memoir and CD, Mr. Belafonte had an early morning satellite TV tour."

"True to form, there was a technical glitch. His earpiece wasn’t working, so he decided to take the time to meditate before the rest of his Day-O.”

Well played. "Maybe the world would be a better place if more people took a moment to meditate,” adds Mr. Sunshine. And to that, we ask: Was Harry ...




Ha! Thats too funny but what did they expect. He's in his 80s.


I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation from a pal back in the early 1990's to see Mr. Belafonte at (The)Sands Casino in Atlantic City. He was very entertaining Not only with his vocal performances but with his stories including his Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier connection. As a tireless activist who has Never shied away from walking and working for causes to help others, there is a light side of humor that Harry Belafonte would fall asleep when he finally got a chance to sit down, and relax.
Even though Harry is well known and respected in the entertainment industry, he will always be given credit for helping Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson to assemble the 45 stars who performed on the We Are The World recording that sold millions for charity!!


Harry Belafonte Falls Asleep KBAK TV Interview Video and His recent Response: http://su.pr/2mjszJ


Heroine & opiates will do that to ya! So will a week long bender ending a couple hours before interview...poor Harry!