Reporter Mistakenly Says Andy Gibb Died of ‘Fart Failure’
During a story on the death of Bee Gees member Robin Gibb, ABC News reporter Lucy Yang made a massive flub when she said that younger brother Andy died of “fart failure” more than two decades ago. Uh, say what now?
Of course, this isn’t actually what contributed to Andy’s premature death at the age of 30. (As far as we know, farts never killed anyone.) Instead, he entered a hospital in Oxford in 1988 and died five days later from myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a viral infection. Still, we know what Yang was trying to say. At least we think we do.
Props to Yang for being a consummate professional, though. She doesn’t even pause to correct herself after the gaffe. In fact, given the way she blathers on, it’s debatable whether she’s even aware. But thanks to the internet, we bet she is now.