CNN Host Don Lemon does shots,gets a piercing and has his mic turned off

CNN co-hosts Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon rang in 2017 in New Orleans Saturday night.

You probably didn't have as much fun on New Year's Eve as Don Lemon. 

The CNN host and one-time NBC10 reporter, who paired off with colleague Brooke Baldwin as part of the network’s New Year’s Eve coverage Saturday night, started downing drinks on live TV more than three hours before midnight in New Orleans.

“This is way too early to start this,” Baldwin told Lemon in a video shared by their colleague Anderson Cooper.

Before long Lemon was shown doing tequila shots at the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street.

"I hope you guys are counting how many times he's doing this," Baldwin said of Lemon's shot frequency.

"I'm up to 13," said co-host Kathy Griffin, who was broadcasting from New York alongside Cooper. 

Soon, Griffin began to encourage Lemon to pierce his nipple. Lemon didn’t need much prodding, and began to unbutton his shirt before being talked out of it by Baldwin. He got his ear pierced instead.

“Can we please not give him shots, by the way?” Baldwin asked a bartender before Lemon goes under the needle.

“Don’t get blood on my jacket,” Lemon said.

Lemon, who admitted he was “lit,” opened up to Baldwin, announcing he is a terrible person to date but that he may be open for a relationship in 2017.

“Are we going there, right now?” Baldwin asks.

Finally, just after midnight, CNN appeared to cut Lemon’s mic just as he began talking about how much he disliked 2016.