As to why Ryan would have such negative feelings toward him, the 65-year-old musician elaborated, "I think it’s because I’m a child. I throw fits, I gripe, I complain. I’m moody. Every bad thing that a fella can be, that’s me.”
Stern suggested that Mellencamp call and attempt to make amends with the Sleepless in Seattle star, but he insisted that he'd already attempted to do so, unsuccessfully. "I’ve done that. She just doesn’t want anything to do with me,” he said. “And I can’t blame her."