The musician and actor appeared on The Talk Tuesday to address the negative response that left him in tears over the weekend.
Proudly walking out with the hosts to a standing ovation and chants of “Corey! Corey!” he told the co-hosts that he “felt great” as he exited the stage last Friday, though he did admit, “I always beat myself up after every performance.”
As for why he took to social media to address the backlash, the 45-year-old former child star said, “I wanted people to see the real emotion I was feeling. … I wanted people to see, I am not fake, I am a real person and this affects me – I am made of flesh and blood and emotion.”
Confronting co-host Sharon Osbourne for her criticism of his musical endeavors, Feldman pointed out the song’s recent spike on the Billboard charts and offered up a vinyl single and several CDs of his past projects.
He also acknowledged, “Art is subjective, not everyone is going to like what I do, and for those who don’t, they’ve got Bon Jovi.”
And though he hasn’t necessarily profited from the surprise reaction to his performance yet, he added, “Those 10 million views are going to add up, so thank you to the haters!”
Bringing the roller coaster ride he’s been on since the initial performance to an end, he revealed, “And I’m going back on the Today show – they’ve invited me for an encore.”
Pink also took to Twitter to share a heartfelt message for him, writing, “Well I love ya @Corey_Feldman and I know how much it takes to get up there and do your thing. Keep your head up and know that you’re loved.”
The Talk airs weekdays (2 p.m. ET) on CBS.