A Washington, D.C., reporter supplied some comedian aid after a rogue cicada assailed him throughout a stay shot Wednesday.
Evan Lambert of Fox 5 DC was reporting on the announcement that hospitals in Washington will quickly require workers to get vaccinated towards COVID-19.
He swiftly ducked as a cicada zoomed towards his head, barely skipping a beat and ending his sentence with out ado.
But apparently it gave him extra of a fright than he let on on air.
“Can you retire at 32? Asking for a friend,” he joked on Twitter alongside a clip of the second. “And not the one who so rudely gave me a heart attack on live TV. Cicada anxiety is real ya’ll!”
Anchor Shirin Rajaee counseled his “great cicada dodge” when he handed again over to her. “I was very impressed,” she added.
“I’m still dying over your live shot!! I could feel your anxiety from the anchor desk,” Rajaee added in Lambert’s Twitter replies.
Lambert is simply the newest sufferer in a string of high-profile cicada incidents since billions of the bugs got here out of the bottom as a part of their 17-year cyclical emergence.
On Tuesday, the White House press aircraft was grounded after a swarm of the raucous bugs flew into the engine. President Joe Biden himself needed to swipe away one of the bugs as he boarded Air Force One on Wednesday. And two weeks in the past, CNN’s Manu Raju flipped out as a cicada crawled onto his neck as he prepped for a stay shot.
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