The radio and talk show host explained what happened on The Tonight Show on Wednesday

By Aurelie Corinthios
Updated October 01, 2015 11:00 AM
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Andy Cohen had a major “oops” moment.

The host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, who is also the host of his own SiriusXM channel Radio Andy, appeared on The Tonight Show on Wednesday and told host Jimmy Fallon about a foot-in-mouth disaster with Tori Spelling.

“[I’m] in front of a microphone on Sirius, where I can say bad words and the mic is live,” said Cohen, 47. “I don’t know what’s going to happen!”

Asked Fallon, “You’ve never offended anyone?”

“You know, actually, something happened recently where – did you hear the story of Tori Spelling getting burned at Benihana? It’s actually not funny, but I made a joke about it – I made like a chicken cacciatore joke about it, which is not good,” Cohen recounted. “I love Tori Spelling, she’s great, she’s been on the show she emailed me and she goes, ‘Dude, just so you know, I really like you, you seem like a great guy, but this is not funny and you kind of made fun of me and I feel bad,’ and went into a very long email about how serious it was and all this stuff.”

Spelling, 42, tripped and fell backwards onto a hot grill at the popular hibachi chain in April.

Earlier this month, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum filed a personal lawsuit against the restaurant that claims Spelling “sustained deep second and third degree burn injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery.”

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Cohen then went on to explain the second part of his gaffe.

“I emailed her back. I said, ‘I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to, and I’m so sorry I told all those jokes,’ ” he said. “At the bottom I said – ’cause I thought it said in the email that she hadn’t been able to eat in a week after the burn – and I said, ‘And also, EAT SOMETHING.’ ”

Turns out, Spelling’s email had never said anything of the sort.

“She emailed me back: ‘Now you’re making fun of my appearance?’ And then I went back and read the email and she hadn’t said anything about not being able to eat! I made it up – it was terrible. So I emailed her back and I felt so bad. I’m codependent and I don’t like to hurt anybody’s feelings, so I emailed her back and I said, ‘I’m so sorry I misread the email!’ It was terrible.”