Steve Harvey is breaking his silence after the cancellation of his daytime talk show, Steve.
In a newly surfaced video shared to Instagram by Harvey’s wife, Marjorie Harvey, the talk show host is heard addressing Steve’s live studio audience on Thursday, May 9, the show’s final day of taping.
The comedian had an upbeat message for his fans, stating: “Seven years coming to a close. This is good though, man. You gotta understand how it works. Your life ain’t nothing but a book. I happen to be 62 years old. I am in the middle of my 62nd chapter of the book that I’m writing.”
He continued: “There are some good books in there, too, there are some good chapters and some bad chapters. And some chapters that lasted a little bit longer than I wanted to.”
Harvey said he’s eager to find out what’s in store for him next, adding: “But in this 62nd chapter, I got my finger on the corner of the page. All I’m doing is I’m about to turn it. I can’t wait to see what God’s got for me on that other page.”
Throughout the host-producer-author’s monologue, the audience clapped and cheered him on, while others took to the Instagram post’s comments section to lend him support.
“Yess Steve!!!” Tina Knowles-Lawson commented on the post. “You got a hell of a book written already and I can’t wait to see the next chapter!! God Bless you.”
Author and speaker Pat Smith added: “Congratulations. I can’t wait to see the next chapter!”
After seven years, Steve — which was originally titled Steve Harvey before being rebranded in 2017— will end in June. Thursday’s installment and other pre-taped episodes will air throughout that month.
The Kelly Clarkson Show, starring singer Kelly Clarkson, will take over Steve’s timeslot in the fall on NBC’s owned-and-operated stations.
Harvey was dealt another setback on Sunday, May 12, when NBC announced he was being replaced as host of Little Big Shots, with actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy set to take over as emcee of the kid-centric series.
It’s not yet clear what Harvey will do next, but he’s currently busy hosting Family Feud and his radio show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show.