Caution: Glenn Beck may be hazardous to your health

A guest passes out, on the air, midway through an interview with the Fox News host.

Published April 13, 2009 9:18PM (EDT)

Glenn Beck isn't just an involuntary poet. The Fox News host is, apparently, also a serious health risk.

A guest just passed out at the end of an interview on Beck's live broadcast. "I'm passing out," Adjunct Columbia University education and psychology professor David Buckner told Beck, as they looked at a chart marked "Path to Destruction." "You want to sit down?" Beck asked. "Gone," Buckner replied, before falling to the ground.

New York Times media correspondent Brian Stelter reported on his Twitter feed that Beck reassured his audience that Buckner, a friend of Beck's as well as an ideological ally, had recovered. "He just got a little light-headed but he is fine," Beck said after Buckner left the set. "He is up and alert and fine."

Check it out here, courtesy of Hot Air:

Beck, naturally, had the final word on the incident a little later in the show: "Everybody thought it was just part of the show, because this show is... you never know what to expect."

By Mike Madden

Mike Madden is Salon's Washington correspondent. A complete listing of his articles is here. Follow him on Twitter here.

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