In his first interview since leaving The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien openly discussed his parting with NBC on last night’s 60 Minutes.
Conan admitted he “got very depressed at times” as a result of his exit from NBC, but has no regrets about his decision and is “doing great.”
“It was like a marriage breaking up suddenly, violently, quickly. And I was just trying to figure out what happened,” he told Steve Kroft during the interview.
He also explained that part of the reason for his current comedy tour was to help him get back on his feet. “I started to feel better almost immediately,” he said. “There is almost no better antidote to what I’ve just been through than to do this every night.”