Mikey Miss returned to the airwaves today and issued an emotional apology to Tyrone Johnson and Natalie Egenolf for the blowup that resulted in an unexplained absence from his 2 to 6 p.m. show.
It was ten days ago when Mike threw his headphones across the room and mouthed an f-bomb at Johnson following an argument about the Central Park incident involving the black birdwatcher and a lady who called the cops on him. Mike originally told Kyle he was taking vacation, though we heard it was a suspension instead (more on that in a moment).
Here’s what Missanelli said to open the show about the “temper explosion” that was caught on camera:
“Rightfully I was excoriated in the public forum and would like to say that I’m ashamed about it. I suffer sometimes from a thing I like to call Sicilian DNA. It’s a condition where, at times, my temper, and the temper of people of my culture, are triggers for this temper and they get really sensitive and need to be put back in the shop and fixed. That’s where I find myself right now. Believe me when I tell you that I constantly work on correcting this flaw in my personality. We all have flaws in our personalities and we wish we were all perfect. I wish I was perfect and I probably have more flaws than anybody. But I can’t blame what happened last Tuesday on DNA. This was 100% on me. My tirade was wrong and embarrassing and would have been considered foolish and immature for an eight year old, much less for a grown man as myself. And the worst part is that I hurt people who are close to my heart, so I would like to take this time to sincerely apologize to my good friend Tyrone Johnson, who has been more help to me on this show than you can imagine, and also my colleague Natalie Egenolf who was caught in the wake of the verbal diarrhea that I used and should never have been subject to the salty language I used that day. You guys are both important to me and I would go to wall for both of you. I’m deeply sorry I put you in such an awkward position. And I also want to apologize to the people who were listening and watching that day and how I made you guys all feel uncomfortable. So I hope you accept my apology and I make a vow to never let it happen again, God willing.”
Some people didn’t have the attention span for that and stopped at the “Sicilian DNA” part, but if you read the entire thing he clearly states that he is not deflecting and that the blowup “was 100% on me.”
Mike got a little choked up about 60% of the way through. This is the video, in part:
I didn’t expect the apology, honestly thought he would just start the show and ignore it.
Later, at the end of the first segment, Mike doubled down on the vacation thing, saying this:
Obviously we stand by everything we reported last week and the week prior.