Howard Stern Brushes Off Jerry Seinfeld's 'Insulting' Comments, Says He 'Accepted' His Apology: 'No Big Deal'

"I read it and I went, 'Oh, s---.' But I wasn't gonna even — I didn't even care," Stern said of his reaction to seeing the news about Seinfeld's comment

<p>Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images</p> Howard Stern (left) and Jerry Seinfeld

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Howard Stern (left) and Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld may have had a lot of regrets over his off-the-cuff comment about Howard Stern, but the radio host is now revealing he thought it was "no big deal."

On the May 13 episode of The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, Stern, 70, addressed the comment Seinfeld, 70, made last week on David Spade and Dana Carvey's Fly on the Wall podcast, which he later issued an apology for.

On the podcast, Seinfeld said that Stern has "been outflanked" in the comedy industry as he discussed the state of comedy — and podcasting, in particular — with Spade, 59, and Carvey, 68.

Stern shared on his show that he learned of the comment after "scrolling through Google News" and seeing "this headline, Jerry had said that basically, I'm an interviewer and that I'm not a comedian,"

"I read it, and I went to my wife, ‘Oh, that’s weird,’ because Jerry is a personal friend of ours," Stern said, sharing that his wife Beth is "really good friends" with Seinfeld's wife, Jessica.

"Long story short, I read it and I went, 'Oh, s---.' But I wasn't gonna even — I didn't even care, I was just kinda like, 'Oh,' " Stern continued.

He said that Seinfeld "came off a really bad week, let's put it that way," so he didn't take the comments to heart — but the sitcom star certainly did.

<p>Bryan Bedder/Getty Images</p> Howard Stern (left) and Jerry Seinfeld attend The GOOD+ Foundation's Hamptons Summer Dinner

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Howard Stern (left) and Jerry Seinfeld attend The GOOD+ Foundation's Hamptons Summer Dinner

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"Beth texted Jessica, Jessica told Jerry, Jerry called me immediately and was like, ‘Oh, f---, I f---ed up, and I want to apologize.' He goes, ‘You know when you’re on the air, and s--- just comes out wrong?'" Stern recalled of the conversation. "I said, 'Jerry, you don't even have to – please. This is embarrassing. I am the king of going on the air and having millions of regrets afterwards. Apology accepted. I don't care.'"

Stern said Seinfeld "apologized for a really long time, and he said it really came out wrong." He even offered to "come on the show" to apologize to Stern, but he said that was "not necessary."

"I don't wanna get into it, it's awkward. It's fine," he added.

Reflecting on what Seinfeld said, Stern said of his career, "And you know what, if I’m not a comedian, I’m an interviewer, I don’t know what I am. I always considered myself a bit of a comedian, but whatever it is, don’t worry about it."

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Howard Stern

Related: Jerry Seinfeld Issues Apology After Inadvertently 'Insulting' Howard Stern: 'I'm Sorry'

After his May 8 appearance on the Fly on the Wall podcast, Seinfeld issued an apology, which he shared with PEOPLE.

“I really feel bad for what I said about my friend Howard Stern in a conversation with David Spade and Dana Carvey, talking about the glut of comedy podcasts. I meant to say he must feel surrounded but I said ‘outflanked’ which sounded terrible and insulting."

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Seinfeld continued, "And of course, none of these little shows are any threat to his giant show. Anyway, it was bad and I’m sorry, Howie. I still love you. Please forgive me.”

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