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And Here Come The Waterworks: Agassi Gets Weepy On 60 Minutes

In an interview scheduled to air this Sunday, November 8th on 60 Minutes, Andre Agassi tears up while discussing Martina Navratilova’s recent comments regarding his drug use and subsequent lies to tennis officials regarding his use of meth. And of course, Agassi got teary-eyed as he responded to Katie Couric’s inquiry:

“Yeah…it’s what you don’t want to hear…I would hope…along with that would come some compassion that maybe this person doesn’t need condemnation,” Agassi tells Couric. “Maybe this person could stand a little help. Because that was at a time in my life when I needed help.”

“I had a problem and there might be many other athletes out there that test positive for recreational drugs that have a problem. So I would ask for some compassion,” says Agassi.

Man, thank goodness Agassi elected to get interviewed by the perky Katie Couric instead of Barbara Walters. Given Walters’ propensity for getting celebrities to bawl like little babies, could you imagine how the tears would have been flowing during that interview?

Personally, I believe there’s something more to it when she gets them to cry than simply Walters’ penchant for asking the tough questions. My guess is she does something like spread her legs right before she asks a question and the noxious fumes emanating from her toxic snizz are enough to make a person’s eyes water. You never do see Barbara Walters from below the waist – God knows what’s going on down there.

Hey, it’s Hollywood, baby. Stuff like that happens all the time.

Andre Agassi: “I Needed Help” [CBS News]