Anderson Cooper stayed positive about his hairstyle mishap

By Eric Todisco
April 19, 2020 03:30 PM
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Anderson Cooper had a minor hairstyle mishap — and he’s taking it in stride.

The CNN host revealed on-air Thursday that with barbershops and hair salons closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he attempted to give himself a haircut with less than successful results.

“Last night I took a razor and buzzed my head and I gave myself a giant bald spot,” Cooper, 52, said, showing off the bald spot to his co-hosts.

“I thought it was a 7 and it was a 5. So I’ve been walking around with my hand on my head,” he explained. “It’s fine straight on, I just have to be seen only this way because it all gives it away right there.”

In another segment, Cooper joked about his haircut mishap to Chris Cuomo, who tested positive for COVID-19. “If you need a haircut, I have a little experience now, and when you’re better, come by,” Cooper said.

“Anderson, now you will make that popular,” Cuomo said of Cooper’s bald spot. “And I would probably shave a hole in the side of my head like a coop.”

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While Cooper has been isolating from his New York City home amid the outbreak, he took a bike ride earlier this month to visit his good friend Andy Cohen, who also tested positive for COVID-19.

Cohen, 51, snapped a photo of the April 7 visit, noting that he had to zoom in “10x” to see Cooper.

“This is about as close as I’ll be getting to @andersoncooper for a while….” he captioned the photo. “(on 10x zoom lens btw!)”

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