CNN host Don Lemon said that he didn’t mean to “set the internet on fire” when he suggested that he would be leaving the network.
“It’s been really, really great. This is the last night that will be CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” he said at the end of his broadcast on Friday. “So, I appreciate all the years of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, but changes are coming, and I will fill you in.”
Viewers and the media alike were shocked, so Lemon had to clarify that he would not be leaving the network swiftly.
“Didn’t mean to set the internet on fire.
What I said last night was true. CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is no more. I’ll be back on Monday with my newly named show Don Lemon Tonight. See you Monday at 10pE,” Lemon said in a tweet on Saturday.
Of course, he had to follow it up with a video, as well. “So I got back down to my office after the show. Everybody, calm down,” he said. “I didn’t say I was leaving CNN. I just said it was the end of an era for CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.”
“I’m not leaving CNN, so you will have to tune in Monday at 10:00 to see. That’s it. So relax, I’m not leaving,” he added.