David Letterman made a rare pilgrimage to Live! With Regis and Kelly this morning and just when it seemed like his segments would entertainingly be taken up by mocking Jay Leno (a preview of what to expect Sunday perhaps?), dissecting his Oprah-Jay-Super Bowl lovefest and mining his unreciprocated bromance with Philbin for laughs, the last few moments of his coffee talk were devoted—surprisingly honestly—to the elephant in the room.
Namely, his sex scandal.
For the first time outside the comfort of his own Late Night studio, Letterman addressed his headline-grabbing indiscretion, likening it to a bomb exploding, and opened up about his genuine efforts to rebuild his marriage with Regina.
The unexpected sincerity came after Regis posed a potentially worm-releasing can of a question about Letterman's home life. And after—this is Letterman we're talking about—a joke.
"I don't know if people know about this, but I've had some trouble," he began.