GOSSIP & RUMORS: CNN cuts to commercial as Wolf Blitzer looks like he’s about to vomit
CNN swiftly cut to a commercial break after anchor Wolf Blitzer looked like he was about to vomit during an interview with House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin on Thursday.
As Raskin (D-Md.) talked about the dispute in Colorado over Donald Trump appearing on the ballot, Blitzer made a series of pained expressions as he seemingly tried to stifle himself from getting sick on air.
Nearly a full minute after seemingly silently retching, CNN cut Blitzer’s feed, leaving Raskin full screen to finish his remarks, at which point vomit-like sounds could be heard.
CNN then abruptly played a commercial, cutting Raskin off mid-sentence, in a snafu earlier reported on by Mediaite.
When the segment came back after the brief break, CNN’s chief legal affairs correspondent Paula Reid appeared in Blitzer’s place in front of the “The Situation Room” backdrop.
“Wolf had to step away, he’ll be back,” Reid said before continuing on with the show.
CNN told the Washington Post’s media reporter Will Sommer that “Wolf wasn’t feeling 100% while anchoring Thursday night.”
Blitzer did not return before the end of his 6 p.m. weeknight show, prompting a flurry of concerned fans on social media asking if he was OK.
Others quipped that “Raskin’s LIES are enough to make anyone vomit.”
Following his show, Blitzer took to X to assure viewers: “I’m fine! Thanks for the well wishes. I’ll see you back in the Situation Room soon.”