The host went viral this week after a letter he sent out to the staff of "The Steve Harvey Show" found its way to Twitter. In the incredibly descriptive note, he ordered those working on the show to steer clear of his dressing room, stop "ambushing" him in the hallways and never approach him in the makeup chair.
After listing his "notes and rules" for the crew, he added, "do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment."
Harvey later confirmed he did indeed send out the original letter because he "could not find a way to walk from the stage to my dressing room, to sit in my makeup chair, to walk from my dressing room to the stage or to just sit and have lunch without somebody just walking in."
"I've always had a policy where, you know, you can come and talk to me -- so many people are great around here, but some of them just started taking advantage of it," he told ET.
"I just didn't want to be in this prison anymore where I had to be in this little room, scared to go out and take a breath of fresh air without somebody approaching me, so I wrote the letter," he added. "I don't apologize about the letter, but it's kind of crazy what people who took this thing and ran, man. I appreciate you asking me."