- Farrah Fawcett’s interview with David Letterman was noticeable for her apparent struggles, from stumbling through the curtain to her unusual behavior.
- Despite her struggles, Fawcett still managed to answer questions well, but it was clear that she wasn’t herself during the interview.
- Farrah Fawcett was open about her battle with cancer, discussing the difficult realities of treatment and the toll it took on her quality of life.
Throughout his history on The Late Show, David Letterman had so many different interview moments. Some guests had the perfect response for his awkward jokes. Letterman also had guests who were struggling behind the scenes like Matthew Perry, though the actor took a serious approach during one of their last interviews, opening about his struggles with addiction.
Letterman had another guest who was clearly struggling as well. That was especially evident during their interview as she struggled from the moment she left the curtain. We’ll take a look back at the interview, while documenting the struggles of Dave’s guest.
We’ll also take a look at an interview moment that saw Letterman himself intoxicated during an interview.
Farrah Fawcett Was Struggling During Her Interview With David Letterman
It starts with her entrance to the show. It was evident from the start, Farrah Fawcett wasn’t okay. She stumbled through the curtain and apologized to someone backstage as she was making her way to greet Letterman. The interview also starts on a bizarre note after Letterman asks Fawcett why she was never on the Late Show before, to which she responds, “you know why.”
Fawcett still did a fine job of answering the questions. She would also explain why she arrived late to the show, discussing the New York traffic and how she was stopped by so many New York fans on the way. Fans adored the actress during the interview, but it was evident that the late icon wasn’t herself.
Fans in the comments section truly felt sympathy for Fawcett. Though one fan notes that Farrah had the last laugh given that her Playboy spread became among the top-selling after her appearance on the show.
“I remember watching this with my mother and asking if she was on drugs. That was the first thing I thought. Even prescription pain pills can make you like this. Anyway, she got the last laugh because I understand that issue of Playboy was the biggest selling issue in its history. And she was 49/50 at the time! So good on her!”
As for the other comments, most fans felt sorry for Fawcett and what she was going through at the time.
“My heart goes out to her as well. She was probably struggling so hard just to keep things together at this point. Deep down I think she was such a good soul and a caring, respectful, loving person. Very sincere. I think anyone who could have taken advantage of her probably tried,” another fan writes.
Fawcett faced several battles behind the scenes. One of them was a tragic cancer diagnosis.
Farrah Fawcett Was Very Open About Her Tragic Cancer Battle
Sadly, Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer on June 25th, 2009. Not only was Fawcett a fighter, but she was also very open about her cancer battle, which a lot of people appreciated. Fawcett broke her silence in an interview following the cancer diagnosis. Fawcett revealed her struggles, and why she decided to go public with it.
“It’s much easier to go through something and deal with it without being under a microscope. It was stressful. I was terrified of getting the chemo. It’s not pleasant. And the radiation is not pleasant.”
She continues discussing the dark reality of what her life was truly like after the diagnosis. “It becomes your life,” she told the paper last year. “People call, ‘How are you?’ ‘How do you feel?’ ‘We’re praying for you.’ ‘Do you still have your hair?’ ‘What do you feel like?’ When every single call is that kind of call… it’s all you talk about. It’s all-consuming. Then, your quality of life is never the same.”
Fawcett did take issue at a certain moment, however. The late star believes the UCLA Medical Center leaked her personal information to the public.
“I actually kept saying for months and months and months, ‘This is coming from [UCLA],” Fawcett said. “I was never more sure of anything in my life.”
A difficult moment for Fawcett, and a tragic ending to her life.
David Letterman Himself Was Also Intoxicated During A Live Interview
David Letterman has had some iffy interview moments on The Late Show. However, ironically, he was also intoxicated himself during a specific interview following his retirement. According to Express, Letterman shocked viewers by casually informing them he was drunk on live TV.
Letterman wasn’t on a tiny stage either, speaking on ESPN’s SportsCenter. He said, “We were getting as drunk as you can get without killing yourself from alcohol poisoning – by the way I’m drunk right now,” he told his interviewer.
Thankfully, the reporter didn’t add to the awkwardness, and instead, he praised Letterman during the candid moment. He said, “Good! We wouldn’t expect anything less!”
Dave was clearly enjoying his retirement a little too much…