Geraldo Rivera's Topless Selfie: Blame It on the Tequila (Video)

Today is National Tequila Day, and all over the world, people are celebrating with a margarita or a good Anejo. But as anyone who has woken up after a long night of pounding shots can tell you, too much of a good thing can be dangerous -- especially when Twitter is involved.

That's apparently what happened to newsman turned talk-show host Geraldo Rivera, who this past Sunday posted a self-portrait of himself draped in a towel. Rivera accompanied the pic with the message, "70 is the new 50 (Erica and family are going to be so pissed... but at my age...)".

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Not only was his family pissed... but so was celebrity chef/author Anthony Bourdain, who Tweeted the picture more than a half-dozen times, with a different quip each time:

Maybe this explains what prompted a 70-year-old man to post a seminaked pic at 2:30 in the morning? The same thing that prompts a 21-year-old woman to flash her boobs while dancing on a bar -- tequila!

While being interviewed on WPLJ Radio's Scott & Todd in the Morning radio show, Rivera revealed that after his show, he had "a couple of drinks". It was 2:30 in the morning and, like all decisions made while buzzed, he "thought it was a great idea."

The next morning, Rivera got a message from his 18-year-old daughter (all in caps): "TAKE THAT THING DOWN."

Thankfully, Rivera had a great sense of humor about the whole thing. When asked by one of the WPLJ crew why he's wearing a shirt now, Rivera explains, "The a/c is cold here. I don't want my nipples to get hard."

After being prompted by the radio jocks, Rivera finally spills the beans about the root cause of the incident:

"This weekend was tequila. I never do tequila when I'm alone, but I had this new bottle that someone had given me. I got so many bottles for my birthday. By the second one, my fate was sealed."

Something tells me that Rivera never has to worry about his 18-year-old doing too many shots of Cuervo... ever!

Read also: National Tequila Day: Celebrate With These Cocktails by Tap 42's Paige Nast

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