And now, the Donald Trump supporter is regretting his unkind words about Erin's past battle with addiction. According to TMZ, Baio claims he NEVER would've brought up Erin's drug and alcohol abuse if he knew she had been battling cancer. Apparently, Scott read a report on Sunday which suggested the late actress possibly passed away from a heroin overdose. So, when he walked into his Bernie & Sid radio interview, he thought that was Erin's cause of death.
In fact, the industry vet was so harsh about his former TV love interest's death because he was upset that Erin had "supposedly" succumbed to her addiction after wrestling with sobriety for years. Of course, hours after he finished the interview, Indiana authorities revealed it was likely cancer which took the thespian from us.
The New York native says if he had known the true cause of death he would've absolutely kept his mouth shut. It's said Erin never disclosed her diagnosis to Scott or his wife Renee (who is a cancer survivor) -- and Mrs. Baio spoke to her husband's costar just last month. Maybe she knew the Baios weren't the most supportive duo?? *Shrugs*
Anywho, Baio has since reiterated this defense on Facebook as he has written: