Howard Stern Opens Up About The Loss Of His Dog: 'I'm Literally Devastated'

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    endeared himself to a whole new audience on Tuesday, when the shock jock nearly broke down in tears several times during his SiriusXM radio show over the passing of his and wife 's beloved bulldog, .
    While many fans enjoyed seeing the softer side of Howard, the "America's Got Talent" judge said he would rather not have publicly choked up, but was overcome with sadness.
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    "I didn't want to cry on the air, but I kind of did," he told Access Hollywood following "AGT" in Los Angeles on Wednesday. "I love my dog and that was really rough. I'm having a hard time with it and my wife is having an even harder time and we're both just devastated.
    "I'm literally devastated about it," he continued, adding, "Anyone who has a dog understands and anyone who doesn't [have a dog] doesn't understand, and that's the way it goes."
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    Beth broke the sad news via Twitter on Tuesday, [COLOR=rgb(0.000000%, 34.117650%, 56.470590%)]Tweeting, [/COLOR]"We lost our precious Bianca today. My sweet little girl, may you rest in peace. I love you forever," and Howard echoed his wife's sentiments, [COLOR=rgb(0.000000%, 34.117650%, 56.470590%)]writing, [/COLOR]"Tough day today my friends. Thanks to all for all the kind messages. Give your dog a hug for me tonight."
    Despite the loss, Howard - who has Bianca's name tattooed on his arm -- showed up for his "AGT" gig on Wednesday and kept it together, though he admits it was challenging.
    "It was difficult," he said. "When I start talking about her and I think of specific things we would do together -- just little rituals we would do -- it gets me crazy that she's not with me.
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    "I walked upstairs today where she usually lies, like right in a certain spot and I was convinced I was going to see her," he added. "I really wanted to see her and she wasn't there and I lost it... it's tough."
    Howard's fellow "AGT" judge Sharon Osbourne wasn't surprised to see the radio host reveal a moment of vulnerability, as she said there's a sensitive man under his famously tough exterior.
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    "I only know that side of Howard. I know his immense love of animals and we all share that love," she told Access. "Howard's just -- he's a real good guy and what can you say when you lose your love, you know? It's your baby."
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    Beer Chugger Well-Known Member

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    literally
    lol- if he used that word, he's a moron
     
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    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    It's a quote so I assume that's what he said.
     
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    slab0meat negative creep

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    Not just devastated.. literally devastated. I was unsure until he clarified with literally.
     
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    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    What's he doing in LA?
     
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    He probably did a remote interview from New York. Watch Access tonight.
     
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    I'm just figuratively devastated.
     
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    Literally Devastated.

    unnecessarily 'clarifying' the word devastated, so that we 'feel' that he really means it.
    hey, he literally has emotions! he just told us so.
     
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    fucks sake Wiggy
     
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    haha

    beff is only imaginatively devastated.
     
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    is greed an emotion? :bigthink
     
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    "endeared himself to a whole new audience"?? What the fuck does that even mean???
     
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    lowest ratings in the history of AGT :dontknow:
     
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    His face has been literally devastated for a few years now.
     
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    it's kinda like when people say "I apologize profusely," which drives me up a wall. don't SAY you apologize profusely, DO IT

    i agree, literally is stupid. i haven't noticed if that is one of his annoying sayings like 'the fact of the matter' and 'let's be honest' but maybe it is.
     
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    He's devastated about losing a dog he barely paid attention to. He hired someone else to walk her and told her to go away when she rested her head on his foot during a car ride last weekend. He only recently started forcing himself to spend 10 minutes a day with her when it became apparent she didn't have long to live. Yeah Howard, everyone believes you're sincere about your grief. You love the attention and are milking it for all it's worth.
     
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    His show is literally unlistenable
     
  20. Wangold

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    Quite frankly, the fact of the matter is I doubt Howard is that devastated.