Howard Stern Apologizes To David Letterman Over Past Feud

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Howard Stern and David Letterman have finally set aside their differences, hopefully for good. In the most recent installment of Letterman's conversational Netflix program, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the Sirius XM personality joined the former Late Show talk show host to have an open, honest discussion about their lives. Ultimately, the duo also addressed their previously rocky relationship. In the sit-down interview, Stern said he is ultimately "ashamed" of his past behavior with Letterman. Although the hosts previously made strides to part the tides in 2011, when Howard Stern appeared on The Late Show to apologize for his past actions, this newest episode went to greater lengths to mend their fractured relationship. Here's what Stern said to Letterman during the newest episode of the Netflix talk show series, which hit the streaming site today.

I've apologized to a lot of people. And I'll tell you why. I think I did a lot of growing up. And I do attribute this to psychotherapy. I was just a young man full of rage. And I was angry. I was angry with you. That you were on television. That you had an audience. There was no rhyme or reason to it. I could not love anyone. I could not respect anyone. I just thought this was who I was... Through psychotherapy I started to fall in love with life a little bit. I started to appreciate what was good. And one of those things was my relationship with you. That I could appreciate what you had done for me. I had betrayed your trust, and I was ashamed. The reality was I loved you, and I really felt strongly about you.

In the clip, Howard Stern also attributed his changed ways to his sympathetic wife, Beth Stern. He admits she helped him in his emotional healing, and that she made him a better husband in the process. Additionally, Letterman shows the crowd a painting Howard Stern made for Letterman's wife, whom Stern said unflattering things about, which the radio host ultimately regrets as well. The piece of art was Howard Stern's way of extending his apologies to both of them, and while it took some time, both Lettermans and Stern have put their differences aside and learned how to mend their feud together.

Here's the clip of Howard Stern's apology to David Letterman.

Howard Stern is the sixth guest to appear on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. Prior to his appearance, Letterman welcomed Barack Obama, George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z and Tina Fey to join him in a discussion. You can watch the latest episode of the Netflix series here (opens in new tab).

Will Ashton

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