Wed, 6 Feb, 2019
Did Michael Bolton just fall asleep during interview with Larry and Kylie?
Michael Bolton might have been celebrating a bit too hard the night before when he appeared to fall asleep live on air on The Morning Show.
The crooner was on air to promote his latest album for his 50th anniversary, called Symphony of Hits.
There were technical difficulties earlier, as the hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies tried their best to get his attention, but with no luck.
After Emdur introduced Bolton with apparent enthusiasm, things quickly turned awkward as Bolton did not respond or acknowledge that the hosts had said anything to him.
It was after this that he appeared to shut his eyes for a mid-morning snooze.
Attempts to wake up Bolton from the hosts fell on deaf ears.
“What time is it in Florida?” co-host Kylie Gillies inquired.
“Cocktail time,” Emdur joked.
Once the hosts worked to get the technical difficulties sorted, Bolton declared, “I can hear you perfectly,” before jumping straight into the interview.
It appears Bolton was unaware he was on air whilst taking what looked like a snooze.
The rest of the interview went off without a hitch, with 65-year-old Bolton animatedly explaining why he was proud of the music he’s created over the years.
— The Morning Show (@morningshowon7) 4 February 2019
After the interview, the singer took to Twitter to clear up the misunderstanding of his apparent nap on live TV.
I got my first record deal when I was 15 and I haven’t slept since!! In all seriousness there were technical issues with the live feed and they caught me tweeting! We had a great interview once they fixed the glitch. #FakeNews #50thAnniversary #SymphonyOfHits pic.twitter.com/xE3aV7GelL
— Michael Bolton (@mbsings) 6 February 2019
The tweet read: “I got my first record deal when I was 15 and I haven’t slept since!!” Bolton joked.
“In all seriousness there were technical issues with the live feed and they caught me tweeting! We had a great interview once they fixed the glitch. #FakeNews #50thAnniversary #SymphonyOfHits”.
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