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Michael Bolton was tweeting, not sleeping, on morning TV show

By | Published on Thursday 7 February 2019

Michael Bolton not asleep

Michael Bolton has insisted that he did not fall asleep during an interview with Australian TV programme ‘The Morning Show’. He was just looking down at his phone, sending a tweet.

When hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies introduced Bolton for the live interview, he appeared on screen with his eyes closed and did not respond. He opened his eyes for a second, saying “it’s gone silent”, before closing them again.

It sure did look like he was having a nap, but that is not so. Michael Bolton does not sleep. He hasn’t slept for 50 years. He was simply glancing down at his phone. The angle just made it look like his eyes were fully closed.

“I got my first record deal when I was fifteen and I haven’t slept since”, he later tweeted. “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”.

To be fair, his story does check out. At the time he was said to be sleeping on camera, he posted a tweet reading, “Hi all my friends and fans down under! About to go live on @morningshowon7”. So, move on, nothing to see here. No one fell asleep on camera. Sorry to disappoint you.

Let’s all cheer ourselves up instead with that video of the time Bolton forgot the words to the US national anthem and had to read them off his hand:



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