Harry Belafonte Is a Sleepy Kitten

Harry Belafonte is currently on tour to promote his new memoir My Song, and boy, he must be exhausted from all that travel and ignoring all of those shouts of “Day-Oh!” from the crowd back in coach. Perhaps that’s why he decided to take a little nap while doing a satellite interview with KBAK in Bakersfield, CA.

He must have been out late last night!

It certainly sounds like the anchor was out with her girls instead of reading Helafonte’s book. And we can’t blame him for not wanting to talk to the weatherman, either.

According to Belafonte’s team, he wasn’t sleeping at all, but rather meditating before the interview:

“After weeks of literally hundreds of interviews promoting his HBO documentary, memoir and CD, Mr. Belafonte had an early morning satellite TV tour this past Friday. True to form, there was a technical glitch in the feed to a local station in Bakersfield, CA. His earpiece wasn’t working, so he decided to take the time to meditate before the rest of his Day-O,” says Ken Sunshine, spokesperson for Harry Belafonte. “Mr. Belafonte is 84 years young, but sharper and more awake than most who have been interviewing him. Maybe the world would be a better place if more people took a moment to meditate.”

It’s so hard to stay awake sometimes! This guy gets it:

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