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Anderson Cooper has revealed that he was temporarily blinded in Portugal. The host - in the country to shoot a film for 60 Minutes - posted an image on Instagram of himself wearing an eye patch. "Temporarily blinded last week while on assignment," he wrote. "Uv light bouncing off water. Much better now." Cooper also discussed the incident on Anderson Live, explaining that he was "on the water for two hours" in Portugal. "I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire," he said. "My eyeballs. And I think, 'Oh well, maybe I have sand in my eyes or something', I douse my eyes with water... Anyway, it turns out I have sunburned my eyeballs and I go blind. And I went blind for about 36 hours." (more) »

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