David Letterman addresses sex scandal on 'Live! With Regis and Kelly'

Prompted by a playful arm squeeze from Regis Philbin, David Letterman addressed his sex scandal of fall 2009 for the first time outside of his Late Show studio on this morning’s Live! “It was not a tragedy; it was just stupidity,” he said.” Letterman proceeded to channel Annie Lennox with a broken glass metaphor that blew Reege’s mind. Video after the jump.

“You’re able to take a look at the pieces left of your life, because you think an explosion has taken place, and you’re looking at the shards and you see, well, can we put this back together? And by god, maybe you can put it back together, and maybe it won’t be the same, but maybe it’ll be different — maybe it can even be better in a different way.” [E!]

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  • duh

    C’mon Dave, don’t you know you’re supposed to cry “sex addiction”? What’s with this seemingly real remorse?

    • crispy

      Sometimes it can make things better? SERIOUSLY?! Yeah I’m sure this is what helped him bond better with his wife. Your wife loves you even more Dave.. omg with that outlook it seems he is looking for excuses to create further affairs. Justin Bieber would never do anything like this!

      • Steph

        oh crispy. you left your retainer in your jonas brothers backpack.

      • Jessica

        Clearly someone whose biggest relationship obstacle to date has been finding a date for the prom. For those of us who have been in real grown-up relationships, we recognize what Dave is saying is that if a relationship can survive something like this, there’s a chance they will be closer than before. To work through something like this takes an awful lot of honesty and commitment. Because he cheated, he was obviously not fully committed and less than honest frequently. If he actually takes responsibility for his actions (which it appears he’s doing) and is honest with his wife from here on out, then yes, it is possible their relationship will be stronger than before. It’s rare that a wife can forgive such a betrayal, but it’s not unheard of.

      • La

        At least until he hits puberty.

      • Ian

        That’s because Justin Bieber has the anatomy of a Ken Doll. He’s not a person, he’s a Republican plot to make you think malls are good. Reagan did the same thing with Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, but those old models have had serious hardware issues, so they’re being upgraded with newer, shinier talentless ass-clown robots.

      • Chey

        Ian – hilarious analysis. Truly – brilliant!

  • malcontent

    meh

  • The Truth

    Finally a celebrity not making excuses and running off to “treatment” to be cured.

    • barry

      He is better than tiger woods and paler, meetsinglefiremen

  • Dwight K Schrute

    He’s a scumbag.

  • JunieGirl

    80% of married people have affairs. He’s in the majority. (Not that I think it makes it right, but it’s pretty commonplace.)

    • Lauren

      Could I have the source for that statistic? Because I really don’t think it’s true. I’m interested.

      • maggie

        JunieGirl’s husband is her source. ;)

    • Ian

      …and 22% of people are likely to believe random statistics, no matter unfounded they are. Thank God I’m not in the gullible minority there…

    • AT

      I highly doubt those numbers, maybe 80% of the men you’ve been with have cheated on you, time to get on a diet fatty.

      • Tia

        Now, now, is that nice? I think your mother is calling you. She’d like you to take out the trash. Run along, and ask yourself, what would Justin Bieber do?

    • Mike

      There was a famous medical study in Britain in the early 60’s. Involved looking at blood types in families, or some such. If memory serves, one of the unexpected results was that a *minimum* of 20% of British children’s biological fathers was not the man listed on the birth certificate. So, that 80% number isn’t probably right, but it ain’t vanishingly small, either.

      • D

        To this day, they require no blood or any type of testing from the father in the hospital after a baby is born. They don’t want to find out anything unseemly.

  • Omikey

    DwightKSchrute DwightKSchrute DwightKSchrute DwightKSchrute DwightKSchrute Say that about ten times in a row then grab your scumbag and puke.

  • love bug

    i love it when my man put his hard c0ck all in me it feels so good i love to suck big fat ones

  • Prince

    I googled and I got this result:
    22 percent of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives.
    14 percent of married women have had affairs at least once during their married lives.

  • Stephen

    Oh Schrute I thought I heard someone call Dave a scumbag…I mean Oh Schrit..that’s nasty

  • lindsey

    David Lettermen is no different then Tiger Woods or Jesse James. They all feel remorse. Now. After the fact that they were caught cheating. Actually, the only celeb who went to sex rehab before and without being caught cheating and having his mistresses all over the news was David Duchovny. Real remorse is in trying to change your ways without being forced to do so.

  • Stephen

    Lindsey you are wrong..if an alcoholic gets arrested for drunk driving and goes to rehab and gets sober and remains that way is he faking. Is he a bad person like you suggest David Letterman is? How do you know what anyone else feels. And you know David Duchovny intimately so you know the details. Addicts lie and why would he want the press to know anything.

  • Bethany

    LOL, wayyyy to be ambiguous, Dave.

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