Hardwick was reinstated as host of the 'The Walking Dead' after show following an AMC investigation.
Chris Hardwick teared up and got emotional on Sunday night's episode of Talking Dead as he obliquely addressed the abuse allegations made against him and thanked "the Walking Dead community" for supporting him.
Hardwick was dropped from hosting AMC's The Walking Dead after show after abuse allegations surfaced in an essay by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra. Following an investigation by AMC, Hardwick was reinstated. Dykstra revealed that she chose not to participate in the investigation and did not want to sabotage his career as "I do not believe in an eye for an eye."
"Hi. Uh, you know, normally I recap the show we’re about to talk about here, but instead I really just want to take a minute, and I want say that I am so appreciative to be standing here right now and I want to thank you, the Walking Dead community, for all of your support these last couple of months," a clearly emotional Hardwick said as he opened the show.