Dick Clark made a rare appearance at the Emmy's Sunday night. The legendary television mogul received a special tribute at the 58th Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony where several television clips showcasing his outstanding television career was showed on a big screen.
Dick, 76, suffered a stroke in 2004, where he was hospitalized for more than two months, but on Sunday night, he attended the event in good spirits.
According to Yahoo.com, after receiving a touching standing ovation, the star joked with the audience telling them to please sit down. "Please, the producer will have a fit. You've got to sit down," he said.
It was Dick's first television appearance since co-hosting the annual "New Year's Rockin' Eve" last year.
At last night's ceremony, he spoke about his accomplishments and lifelong dreams, "Before I had my stroke I was thinking about all of the things I've been involved with all of my life - music, comedy, drama, even talk shows, even reality TV," he told the crowd.
"And I realized that I have accomplished my childhood dream to be in show business. Everybody should be so lucky to have their dreams come true."
In a tribute to the actor, "American Idol" judge, Simon Cowell, showed clips from Dick's long, successful television career, including decades of "American Bandstand." The clips also showed a variety of artists Dick has had the honor of introducing over the years, including Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Madonna.
He thanked the crowd for supporting him throughout the years, saying "Music is the soundtrack of my life. Thank you for being a part of my life."