In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, we learned that David Letterman sees a psychiatrist in the wake of his sex scandal from three years ago.
Speaking to Oprah on Winfrey’s OWN network, Letterman was candid, revealing that he always thought he was a good person until he started engaging in bad behavior.
"For a long time I thought I was a decent guy," Letterman said. "But yet, thinking I was a decent guy, I was still capable of behavior that wasn't coincidental to leading a decent life. That's what I'm working on. I want to really be the person I believe that I was. I wanna be a good person," he added.
Airing on Sunday night, Letterman revealed he sees a psychiatrist once a week to overcome his demons. One of those demons was depression, something that Letterman says he battled with furiously because he wasn’t completely convinced he was depressed.
"I always thought, 'Aw, you're depressed? Go do some push-ups and you'll feel better,'" he said. "But it's not that."
Letterman’s affair was made public when the comedian revealed that he had sex with women who worked on the “Late Show.” Dropping the bombshell on the very same stage he does his weekly monologue, some in the audience laughed, not sure whether or not Letterman was serious or joking.
But in the interview with Oprah, David reveals that he secretly hoped he could milk the confession for sympathy points.
“In the back of my mind — and this will give you the extent, the breadth and width of what a weasel I could be — I was thinking, eh, maybe I can make this, maybe I can get a little sympathy out of this deal here," he said.