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David Letterman turned the tables on himself this morning when for once the talk show host sat in the guest chair to talk about the havoc his recent sex scandal wreaked havoc on his life and relationship.

"I don't know if people know about this, but I've had some trouble," Letterman joked when asked about his home life.

"It was stupid behavior," he told Live! With Regis and Kelly. "And you take a look at the explosion, and it knocks you down and you wake up every morning and you’re scared and you're depressed and sad, and you kind of got to let that knock you down and knock you down."

Letterman, who was at the center of an extortion plot by a former Late Show producer who had evidence of an affair David had with a staffer while in a relationship with the mother of his child, said he was hopeful he and wife Regina Lasko would put things back together.

"Because you think an explosion has taken place and you're looking at the shards and you say, 'Well, can we put this back together?'" Letterman said. "And by God, maybe you can put it back together. And maybe it won't be the same, but maybe it will be different, and maybe it can even be better in a different way."

David's extortionist, Robert Halderman, was sentenced to six months in jail and 1,000 hours of community service.