The piercing was still on and Lemon had his ear pierced live on CNN as viewers at home seemingly couldn’t get enough of the TV personality’s New Year’s Eve antics.
During a segment on #Black Lives Matters activist Shaun King and the allegation he isn’t black at all, CNN host Don Lemon revealed that he had spoken to a family member of King’s who confirmed he was white.
But I do think visibility is important, more important than preserving my reporter’s shield of privacy.''It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid.
But when the clock struck midnight, Lemon - who had spent the year reporting on political nemesis Donald Trump's ascension to the White House - had his mic cut as he started to spill the beans on the 'awful' 2016.
“A family member tells CNN that both of King’s parents are white,”Lemon said on Wednesday night’s edition of .
converted fire station townhouse and together they enjoy a low-key lifestyle - workouts at Chelsea's David Barton Gym and dinners with friends, including Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
“Initially he did not answer but later referred to himself as biracial,” he said.
“But then when I asked him if that’s what it shows on his birth certificate I did not hear back from him.
Of course, with all of those shots and so many emotional things going on, like getting an ear pierced on national television, it was only a matter of time before Lemon turned into your drunk buddy and got real about life and 2016.
"I always live my life to the very fullest," he said to a flabbergasted Baldwin.
Ultimately, Lemon decided on the piercing and was encouraged by Kathy Griffin to get a nipple piercing.