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Stern interviewed Williams back in the early 1990s, in the heyday of his notoriously lewd
Stern also touched on the interview while speaking to
“I loved Robin Williams, but there I am beating him over the head with like, ‘Hey, I hear you’re f—ing your nanny?’ ” he recalled. “I could have had a great conversation, but I’m playing to the audience. They want to hear outrageousness, and that’s my arrogance thinking that Robin Williams can’t entertain my audience. How stupid am I?”
Stern previously expressed regret over the interview with Williams back in 2014, just one day after the actor died by suicide.
“I wasn’t rude with Robin Williams, but I asked some questions that perhaps went into areas that he had enough of,” he said on
“This was a guy who should have been celebrated,” he admitted.
These days, Stern, 65, is focused on conducting more meaningful interviews on his SiriusXM radio show.
“You can only interview so many strippers,” he told
Stern’s new book hits shelves May 14.