Andy Cohen shares the backstory behind his painful WWHL injury

Andy Cohen has just offered an explanation for the unfortunate incident that happened to him on live TV.

On the July 13 episode of his show Watch What Happens Live, Cohen accidentally burned his hand during a commercial break. But being a true professional, the incident didn’t stop him from carrying on as usual. “Welcome back to Watch What Happens Live. I’m Andy Cohen in the clubhouse, where you could drink too much and make an inappropriate statement, or they could grab Caroline Brooks’ curling iron with their hands during the commercial break and burn themselves, which I just did,” he said after the break, he explained that he grabbed the wrong end of the iron (via Yahoo! News), “Oh boy. I’m in pain. I’m not kidding.”

Many applauded his professionalism and said how much they admire him for asserting himself despite being in a lot of pain. “@Andy proves the show needs to go on #WWHL great job hanging in there – curling iron burns are no joke,” said one fan tweeted. “I hope the burning on your hand is better today! You really stuck together at WWHL last night despite the pain you were in!!” said Another. It’s been a few days since the accident happened, and in a new interview, Cohen shared what happened during that commercial break.

Andy Cohen explains his curling iron debacle

Andy Cohen apparently doesn’t know how to use a curling iron, which ultimately led to his little accident on set.

in one last “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” Appearing, the presenter told fans the whole story of how he burned his fingers during a commercial break. “During a commercial break, a hairdresser walked in and left a hot iron on my little table next to me, a curling iron I’m not familiar with,” he recalled. “And in addition to my cards, I picked it up to get my cards and burned my fingers during a commercial break. I was such a wreck.” He went on to explain how he was trying to heal the burn, saying that he recently found that ice didn’t help much. “I did it in milk, that was very good… And they had a kind of cream.”

This will likely serve as a learning lesson for Cohen and encourage him to want to learn how hair irons work in the future. However, he assured fans that he is doing much better now. “Everything better, thanks,” he continued Twitter when a fan asked how he was doing. Maybe milk really works!