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We have a feeling David Letterman is going to be apologizing for his mutlitple affairs for many years to come. The Late Show host tried to make amends for his now-outed bad behavior when he said he was sorry to wife Regina Lasko at a taping of his show.
"She has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it's your responsibility, you try to fix it," Letterman said in his opening monologue regarding his sexual relationships with former staffers. "At that point, there's only two things that can happen: Either you're going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you're going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed. So let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me."
Dave also acknowledged that since news broke about the alleged extortion plot against him, it's been tough for his current staffers as well.
"I'm terribly sorry that I put the staff in that position. Inadvertently, I just wasn't thinking ahead," he said. "And, moreover, the staff here has been wonderfully supportive to me, not just through this furor, but through all the years that we've been on television and especially all the years here at CBS. So, again, my thanks to the staff for, once again, putting up with something stupid I've gotten myself involved in."
After all the apologies, Dave went on to host guests Martin Short and Steve Martin (who, of course, took a shot at Dave when the opportunity presented itself) and did his best to keep the jokes coming.
"Dave was laughing, joking, very energetic," said an audience member. "He played off the audience's reactions, off everyone's facial expressions. But every once in a while you could tell his mind was somewhere else." During his second taping of the day, Dave opened with, "Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Late Show. Are you sure you want to be seen with me?"
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