'I Do Not Regret a Second': Conan
O'Brien thanks fans, NBC, for allowing him to live Tonight dream
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2010 10:03 PM CST

(Newser) – Conan O'Brien said on his final Tonight show that walking away is the hardest thing he's ever had to do. Before ending a seven-month run at the franchise NBC is giving back to Jay Leno, O'Brien thanked his fans, the viewers—and even the network he's so famously blasted recently. He worked at the network for two decades before leaving in lieu of accepting a demotion. Despite his sense of loss, O'Brien says the end should be a happy moment.

O'Brien says "every comedian dreams of hosting the Tonight show and, for 7 months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second." He added, "If our next gig is doing a show in a 7-Eleven parking lot, we'll find a way to make it fun."