The Usual Suspects star Stephen Baldwin has apologised for taking aim at U.S. radio political pundit Sean Hannity after the presenter poked fun at his brother ALEC on air.
Baldwin suggested Hannity should "get off the radio" for exhibiting "petty stupidity" by attacking his big brother last week (ends07Jan11) - but now he's regretting his outburst.
Speaking to website PopEater.com, the actor says, "I did a very foolish thing."
Stephen Baldwin admits he snapped when Hannity played an infamous irate phone message his brother left for his then-11-year-old daughter, which was leaked to the media.
He adds, "When Sean played that again, it really caused a knee-jerk reaction in me.
"I'm here to publicly apologise to Sean Hannity and say that I'm very sorry. That was not the correct thing to do, and I feel terrible about it. In turn, it became a much more exacerbated situation because he got upset and he got angry and kind of used his platform in a greater way to make the matters worse.
"I just wanna call it even, and wanna say, 'Sean, from the bottom of my heart, God bless ya. I apologise and wanna take the higher road here, bury the hatchet and just hopefully start over.'"