A Washington, DC reporter provided some comic relief after a rogue cicada attacked him during a live shot on Wednesday.
Fox 5 DC’s Evan Lambert was reporting the announcement That Washington hospitals will soon require staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
As a cicada swung toward his head, he was barely leaving a beat and was completing his sentence without any movement.
But apparently it scared her more than it did on air.
“Can you retire at 32? Asking for a friend,” he joked on Twitter with a clip of the moment. “And not the one who so brutally gave me a heart attack on live TV. Cicada The concern is real!”
Anchor Shirin Raji lauded his “great cicada dodge” when he handed it back to her. “I was very impressed,” she said.
“I’m still dying over your live shot!! I could feel your concern from the anchor desk,” Raje added to Lambert’s Twitter replies.
Lambert is just the latest victim in a string of high-profile cicada events as billions of insects popped out of the ground as part of their 17-year cyclic emergence.
on Tuesday, White House Press Plane It was lowered to the ground after a swarm of husky insects flew into the engine. President Joe Biden himself had to Swipe away one of the bugs On Wednesday when he boarded Air Force One. And two weeks ago, CNN’s Manu Raju flipped out as a cicada He crawled on his neck as he prepared for the live shot.