Star host of CNN Wolf Blitzter did not have a good time on the air earlier in the week. During a segment with Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin discussing Trump’s legal problems, the poor host began to look a little green around the gills.
It wasn’t pretty.
The Daily Caller offered more details about Wolf’s tummy ache.
Wolf was talking to House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Raskin about the case against former President Donald Trump that was before the Supreme Court on Thursday.
As Raskin began speaking, Blitzer appeared to grimace in pain before seemingly choking back vomit. The segment carried on for roughly an entire minute, with Blitzer looking ill. Eventually, CNN cut to a one-box shot of Raskin, while someone off-screen could be heard making what sounded like vomit noises.
The network, however, abruptly cut to a commercial break while Raskin was mid-sentence.
Upon return from the more than six-minute commercial break, CNN’s chief legal affairs correspondent Paula Reid filled in for Blitzer, saying he had to “step away” and that he would “be back.”
Media news—CNN responds to Wolf Blitzer getting sick and leaving his show suddenly with a statement: "Wolf wasn’t feeling 100% while anchoring Thursday night. He looks forward to being back in the Situation Room and appreciates the well wishes." https://t.co/yBbYAhFfGN
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) February 9, 2024
“The incident” noted The Washington Times, “led to a mix of worried inquiries and lighthearted jokes from viewers on social media platforms, with some users creatively connecting Mr. Blitzer‘s sudden bout of illness to the political discourse.
One online wag quipped that ‘Raskin’s LIES are enough to make anyone vomit.'”
Wolf appeared to take it all in stride and is feeling better. He posted an update of his status on Twitter.
I’m fine! Thanks for the well wishes. I’ll see you back in the Situation Room soon.
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) February 9, 2024
Wolf Blitzer, 75, has been a staple anchor of CNN since 1990.