Howard Stern Regrets His Robin Williams Interview
Howard Stern revealed that out of all the interviews he’s done in his long career, the one he regrets most was Robin Williams.
Known for being a shock jock on the air waves, a more subdued Howard has been giving interviews for his new book, Howard Stern Comes Again. And she’s showing a softer side we often don’t see.
“I was an absolute maniac,” he told The Post of his shock jock days. “My narcissism was so strong that I was incapable of appreciating what somebody else might be feeling… I have so many regrets about guests from that time I asked Gilda Radner if Gene Wilder had a big penis.”
“That was a conscious decision,” he added. “I was almost going to call the book Howard Stern: The Interviews or something. Then I said, ‘Wait a second, that’s really not reflective of who I am.’ Because while we’re doing these interviews … in the next minute, you know, we might be doing our fart humor and having people throwing up on one another.”
Of course, he admitted: “My sense of humor hasn’t changed. I am Fartman, I don’t deny that.”
He goes on to say that his “biggest regret was my interview with Robin Williams,” recalling when he badgered the comedian about having left his wife for his son’s ex-nanny.
“I’m not proud of my first two books,” he also admitted. “I don’t even have them displayed on my shelf at home. I think of them, and of the interviews I did with my guests during those first couple decades of my career, and I cringe.”
Howard started seeing a therapist in the 1990s, which he credits for his mental breakthroughs.
“I really wanted to get out there and tell people that psychoanalysis works, to not be afraid,” he said. “It took me five years to call this psychiatrist I saw. I didn’t want to admit I needed anyone. I didn’t know what it was all about. I found it incredibly intimidating,” but, “when you do, real profound change can happen.”
Read more of Howard’s interview at The Post. (via Page Six)