Update — Sept. 9, 2014 8:31 a.m. ET
Brian Kilmeade addressed his "take the stairs" message in a 13-second clarification on his show today, The Huffington Post reported.
He said, "Comments that were made during this story made some feel like we are taking the situation too lightly. We are not, we were not. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, I can assure you."