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 ...