Conan O’Brien has a principle for why he bought his “nostril smashed in” whereas strolling by a Boston neighborhood simply earlier than he began faculty.
O’Brien talked with actor Jon Bernthal throughout an episode of his podcast earlier this week and referred to the “Strolling Useless” actor’s coaching as a fighter.
O’Brien, 59, mentioned he is aware of he’s “lengthy within the tooth” however admitted there are occasions in his life he thinks he might choose up preventing.
Bernthal complimented O’Brien’s physique. Nevertheless, the remarks weren’t sufficient to stray the previous late night time host away from a narrative about one failure as a fighter.
O’Brien instructed a narrative about getting jumped in a “kind of dicey neighborhood” earlier than he went to Harvard College in Boston, the world the place he grew up.
O’Brien recalled carrying a T-shirt with the Irish flag on it whereas he was in an Italian neighborhood.
“So I bought my nostril smashed in by some fellows who didn’t just like the minimize of my jib, that’s how I described them to the police,” O’Brien mentioned.
“And the police had been asking me like ‘What’d you do if you realized you had been about to get hit, like what stance did you go into?’ and I went ‘Stance?’ ’trigger I’m instructed I had been a little bit of a clever man,” he mentioned.
O’Brien later mentioned his pal John, whom he hadn’t seen for “many many many many a few years,” confirmed he was a “little little bit of a clever man.”
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