Howard the Head Banger

July 29, 2009
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard said had an “episode” yesterday and upset Beth–afterward he had to promise that he’d no longer handle stressful calls by banging the phone against his skull: “I get very angry and I take it out on myself…I wanna call the police on myself.”

Howard laughed that he hung up afterward and was seeing stars, but when he complained, Beth was fed up: “I don’t want to hear about it.” Gary said he’s observed this behavior for years–whenever Howard is having trouble with a piece of hardware: “When it doesn’t work, your first reaction is to hit it.” Howard responded that this method worked for him about 50% of the time.