In an emotional segment on his show, Steve Harvey recently had a mini breakdown — not of the mental health type but of the “totally overcome with strong emotion” type.
Steve Harvey’s breakdown was part of a bit done on his show — and the segment either was a total surprise for Harvey, or he is a very good actor.
Harvey is riding high with TV success as well as a lucrative side career admonishing women to be more ladylike, but we’ll forgive him that because it’s immensely sweet how he reacted to a shocking reunion in front of his show’s cameras.
What happened to precipitate the teary Steve Harvey breakdown is this. Recently, the star turned 56, and his producers did some behind the scenes digging. A caller called into the show, and it was a single phrase that moved the showbiz personality to lose it. (Or … act like a lady?)
The caller says:
“I just have one question, do you still love me, baby?”
Harvey breaks down and becomes emotional (as does his buddy), later explaining the mysterious man’s identity. (He was named on the show as Rich Liss from Orlando, Florida.) The host said after the segment:
“I was 26 years old, struggling. I didn’t have nothing and these people owned a furniture store in Cleveland. They took me in and gave me a contract with my little carpet cleaning company. When I became a comedian at 27, I didn’t have money to travel. They gave me an account at their travel agency and I ran up a bill that was $11,000 just traveling and try to make it. Those people right there, they helped me out!”
Harvey and Liss express their feelings for one another, and the host admits he’s been “looking for you for years, man!”
You can watch Steve Harvey’s breakdown below: