Robin is Out Today

May 23, 2012
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard soberly announced that Robin would not be in today–she’s having a surgical procedure: “Doing a show without Robin is like cutting off my left arm or my right arm or maybe both. Robin and I have been doing the show for over 35 years. Robin is an amazing woman. I don’t talk about Robin enough because, you know, you’re doing a show and you don’t want to get all serious and sappy. But Robin has been one of the–maybe the most spectacular influence in my life.” Howard recalled the first time they spoke: “We made a connection. It was instantaneous. I said, ‘I could do anything with this woman. I know it could work.’ This was a 15 minute conversation–if that. … Within 5 minutes, I knew this was the woman I wanted to spend my career with. I was in love with her from the first conversation.” Their chemistry was miraculous: “Needle in a haystack? You have better odds with a needle in a haystack.”

At certain points, Howard almost lost it: “She was my backbone, you understand. Where I would lose courage, Robin always had the courage. She always is the brave one. Always the brave one with me. I could go to her, and I could always rely on her.” Before moving on, Howard hoped for a speedy recovery: “She is the person I need to work with. She is perfect. She’s perfection on the radio.”