PHOTOS: David Letterman Looks Virtually Unrecognizable in Retirement

David Letterman stepped out for a jog in St. Barts and, with a bushy beard, sans glasses, and dressed down look, the famed former host of The Late Show is almost completely unrecognizable. Although he looks incredibly different from the well-dressed, charming talk show comedian we know and love, at least he looks happy!

Letterman hosted the talk show for an astonishing 33-year run before ultimately making the decision to go into retirement, handing his late night spot over to Stephen Colbert.

It seems that while he’s been out of the public eye, he’s decided to let loose and grow out his facial hair and enjoy himself in tropical paradise.

He has said in the past that getting out of the industry made him realize the silliness of his role in it.

“I feel foolish for having been misguided by my own ego for so many years,” he has said about the choice to retire.

Check out the photos of his post-retirement jog in the slideshow above.