Talk show host, James Corden has apologized over his action at Balthazar, one week after his brief ban from the highbrow New York restaurant.
Recall that Balthazar owner Keith McNally had called the actor his “most abusive” customer in a scathing Instagram post.
44-year-old Corden who initially wanted to “adopt a British attitude” and “never complain, never explain,” addressed the scandal on Monday night.
“Because I didn’t shout or scream — like I didn’t get up out of my seat, I didn’t call anyone names or use derogatory language — I have been walking around thinking that I hadn’t done anything wrong, right? But the truth is I have.
“I made a rude comment. And it was wrong. It was an unnecessary comment. It was ungracious to the server.”
Reflecting on the incident with his wife, Julia Carey, he alleged that the 46-year-old producer was given food that she is allergic to on three occasions.
“In the heat of the moment, I made made a sarcastic, rude comment about cooking it myself. And it is a comment I deeply regret,” Corden recalled, noting that he previously worked restaurant shifts “for years.”
The comedian said he has “respect” for servers and “values” them especially those at Balthazar.
“Genuinely, I love it there,” Corden added. “I love the food, the vibe, the service. If I lived in New York, I would go every day on the proviso … that they would let me in”
McNally had also said that Corden had “apologized profusely” over the phone, saying, “Having f–ked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.”