After his father, Harry Joe Letterman, passed away from a heart attack when David was just 25 years old, the aspiring star focused on his ambition to succeed in Hollywood."I just felt like he never quite got to do what he wanted to do."I have no one to blame but myself," the 65-year-old comedian said on Sunday’s “I think if you’re going to have a flow chart of the responsibility for this circumstance, this sex scandal, my name is at the top.I’m not sure what it means, but I’m taking responsibly for it, trying to atone for it.” Letterman talked about coming clean to Lasko, which became necessary when a producer for CBS’s “48 Hours” – who was dating Birkitt – threatened to write a screenplay about the host’s infidelities unless he paid him million.RELATED: Tina Fey Calls Donald Trump A ‘Chump’ In David Letterman Interview For THR Zinoman also touches upon the star’s cheating scandal, which oddly incorporated his struggle with hypochondria.Letterman’s former girlfriend and head writer of the show, Merrill Markoe, once confronted the host about his cheating, telling him, “look, you are either dying or you are dating.” “But you can’t be both.
Maybe if I was continuing to drink, I would be lining them up left and right." NEWS: David Letterman's Top 10 Moments Letterman's first marriage to Michelle Cook crumbled after nine years, and the brutal breakup made him cautious about tying the knot again.
"He says at the age of 11 his dad gave him a sip of a Christmas cocktail or something, and Dave liked it, and that's when it started." Letterman spoke to ET about his drinking back in 1996, explaining his decision to put down the bottle.
"Maybe part of it was the first time I was married I was dead drunk, so I don't drink anymore," Letterman said.
David and Regina, 56, tied the knot in March 2009 after dating for 23 years.
David announcing his son's birth on the in May 2015, his wife and son were both in the audience for his final episode. I love you both, and really nothing else matters, does it? MORE: David Letterman and Jay Leno's Feud — New Book Claims David Was Always "Seething With Unhappiness" Life hasn't always been so sweet for David.