Has Howard Stern gone tame? The notorious shock-jock has advice for the fame-hungry, and it makes a surprising amount of sense.
Howard Stern knows a thing or two about rejection. The man whose long road to fame was chronicled in his 1993 autobiography Private Parts recently reflected on his journey.
“I never worried in my career about what people thought or my reputation,” the furiously-loathed and ferociously-loved radio host recently told E! News.
“I always did what I thought was funny. Some people liked it, some didn’t. That’s how you become a top performer.”
Despite finding fame and fortune, the bumpy road continues on. The 58-year-old, who joined Amercia’s Got Talent‘s judging panel amid much controversy, has since faced low ratings and less-than-flattering reviews.
“You’ve got to be original,” Howard Stern continued about how he keeps going amid criticism. “You can’t sit and look at focus groups. You can’t read your comments on Twitter.”
“You’ve got to go ahead and do what’s true to your heart, and that’s what I tell people on America’s Got Talent. It’s really the basic truth: You just have to go ahead and do what you think is right.”
Does Howard Stern believe returning to AGT for another season is what’s right for him, then? The answer isn’t quite clear yet. Ask again later.
“I’m still working on the decision about America’s Got Talent,” the man seen here with beauty Beth Ostrosky said. “You know like the Magic 8 Ball, the answer is still fuzzy. I’m thinking about it, though, I’m thinking about it seriously.”