07/23/2013 08:14 am ET Updated Sep 22, 2013

Geraldo Explains Near Naked Selfie: 'I Just Pushed The Trigger' (VIDEO)

Geraldo took a moment on his Monday radio show to address one of the most talked-about news stories other than Kate Middleton's baby: his near-naked selfie.

For reasons unknown until now, Geraldo tweeted a selfie of himself standing naked in the bathroom, with a caption boasting his good looks for the age of 70. Twitter seemed to erupt over the photograph, with many wishing they could unsee the nearly-nude image of the Fox News host. When asked why he did it, Geraldo said:

There I was, 2:30 in the morning on Sunday morning. You know, I do the show Saturday night, I did a great show on black-on-black crime and race relations and the Trayvon Martin fallout and federal charges ... and I get home and there's no one to talk to, everyone's asleep. And you just sit around, I had a drink and, you know, I had taken that picture Saturday morning and I was looking at it, just going through and I said, 'You know, I gotta tweet this thing. I look pretty good for a 70-year-old.' And I think because I'm so old people will cut me some slack—they won't take it too seriously. And I don't know, I just pushed the trigger. And once you push the trigger, it's just there for life.

Geraldo has since deleted the tweet. He was mocked by many on Twitter, including Glenn Beck and the "Today" hosts.



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