The British CBS talk show host said he never intended to upset anyone and would like to “apologize in person”.
Corden told the audience that he took a “British attitude” of staying calm and carrying on as things were written about him, following his motto: “Never complain. Never explain.
But, as his father – who was sitting in the audience – reminded him, he “complained, and so (he) may have to explain himself”.
Corden said he had breakfast with friends at Balthazar in New York, during which his wife explained that she had a severe food allergy. He said he was brought an incorrect order three times, when he “in the heat of the moment…made a sarcastic and rude comment about cooking it myself”.
“It is a comment that I deeply regret,” he added.
Corden said he didn’t realize he had done anything wrong because he hadn’t “screamed or yelled”.
“I didn’t get up from my seat. I did not insult anyone or use derogatory language. I walked around thinking I had done nothing wrong, true, but the truth is I did. I made a rude comment and it was wrong, it was a useless comment, it was rude to the server,” he said.
When he read an Instagram post from Balthazar owner Keith McNally banning him from the restaurant, he immediately called him to tell him how upset he was for hurting anyone, which cleared the air.
After initially banning Corden last week citing abusive behavior, McNally posted that the comedian had “profusely apologized” during a call, and that everything was resolved.
Corden concluded the monologue by saying he would like to go to Balthazar when he gets back to New York and apologize in person.