The classic journalist phrase is “if it bleeds, it leads.” But in this case, the bloody bit came at the end of the broadcast.
Radio-Canada ICI anchor Alexis De Lancer was getting ready to sign off when his nose had other ideas and started hemorrhaging on live TV.
De Lancer appears to realize what’s going on and handles it like a champ, staring into the camera at the end, blood freely flowing, as if to say “yeah, it’s a nosebleed. What of it?”
De Lancer responded to a concerned viewer on Twitter to say he’s doing just fine and it was simply a case of bad timing.
Canadian journalists have a storied history of keeping their cool when everything goes terribly wrong on-air. The best example of which, of course, being this Global News anchor who got wiped out on a toboggan hill and still finished the segment.
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