Seriously. Today’s The Five began with Beckel sincerely thanking his frequent sparring partner Eric Bolling for literally saving his life. Apparently, a few hours prior to the broadcast, a few of the hosts had been having lunch together at a Fox party when Beckel began choking on a large shrimp. Quickly, Roger Ailes himself (!) tried to help him but couldn’t get his arms around Beckel’s body. Fortunately, Bolling was there to give him the Heimlich or else we’d be stuck watching The Four.
Yeah, this apparently really happened.
And, for all the kids out there, here’s a perfect example of a “Boy Who Cried Wolf”-style teaching moment. Apparently, Beckel was sitting next to Dana Perino who, if you remember, just one week ago had been scared to death when Beckel faked having a heart attack live on air. As she told it today, when Beckel started choking, she thought it was another gag* and didn’t do anything. Yikes!
*Pun entirely intended.
Watch the clip from Fox News below:
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