Anderson Cooper was temporarily blinded on assignment last week.

The most handsomest newsman ever apparently caught some UV light bouncing off water, he reported on Twitter, adding that more details will be revealed today on Anderson Live.

But the silver fox did add a photoshowing himself rocking an eye patch.

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It’s hard evidence that Anderson would make an equally fine pirate as a news anchor. We just hope we’re never blinded by UV light, because then we wouldn’t get to look at Anderson Cooper anymore.

Do you dig Anderson in an eye patch?

Photos Courtesy of Fameflynet and Twitter