Former director of security on "The Jerry Springer Show, Steve Wilkos needed some security of his own during a taping of his own show, TMZ reported on Wednesday. The talk show host was hit, as can be seen in the embedded video, with a metal bowl by guests who were fighting.
Wilkos,48, was slammed in the head by the metal bowl, which went flying during the fracas. He was hit above the eye and temporarily blinded, but is now fine, the report said.
The fight occurred at a taping during an episode called "My daughter tried to poison me." Considering the topics covered on Wilkos' show as well as Springer's, the topic sounds shocking, but isn't as surprising as it might seem.
The metal bowl is apparently a prop on the set of the show. It now sports a dent from where it impacted with Wilkos' noggin, but hasn't been replaced. The dent will be a souvenir, as the bowl remains on-set.
It is, however, now nailed down, so guests can't use it as a weapon again. Wilkos tapes his daytime show in Stamford, Conn.
Wilkos was the director of security for "The Jerry Springer Show " from 1994-2007. He has hosted his own daytime show, "The Steve Wilkos Show," since 2007.
On Oct. 25, 2010, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution announced that it had renewed "The Steve Wilkos Show" through September of 2014.