*Harry Belafonte probably thought he’d just close his eyes for a minute while waiting for an early-morning satellite interview.

Next thing you know, the 84-year-old actor-activist was knocked out in his chair on live TV, the video of which has now gone viral.  [Scroll down to watch.]

Belafonte was waiting to promote his new memoir, “My Song” with KBAK in Bakersfield, Calif. when he just dozed off.

“Hey, good morning Harry!” says anchor Layla Santiago. “Wake up, wake up! This is your wake-up call! OK, I’ll tell you what, he’s meditating. He’s taking a little nap.”

While laughing, Santiago also sang to Belafonte to attempt to rouse him.