Bill Hader cries during interview talking about only seeing his kids 5 times last summer

Bill Hader is getting emotional about quality time with his three children.

During a recent interview with Variety, Hader admits that his stellar professional year -- he won an Emmy for Barry, started production on the HBO show's second season and filmed It: Chapter Two -- came at a personal cost.

“I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer,” the 40-year-old comedian says. “It was terrible. So I’m going, ‘Next summer I’m taking off. And I’m going to spend every day with them.’ It’s this weird thing where when you’re in this industry, you don’t have time to be with them, and it’s really, really difficult. I’m getting emotional right now talking about it.”

Later in the interview, he confesses with a laugh, “Congrats, it’s the first interview I’ve ever cried in.”

Hader's reveal comes after he reached a divorce settlement with Maggie Carey in March 2018. The two, who wed in 2006, share three children, Hayley, 4, Harper, 6, and Hannah, 9, and Hader says they're still "friends."

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 03: Bill Hader and Maggie Carey attend the San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and writer/director Maggie Carey attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actor Bill Hader (L) and Writer/director Maggie Carey attend the premiere of CBS Films' 'The To Do List' on July 23, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actor Bill Hader (L) and wife writer/director Maggie Carey attend the premiere of CBS Films' 'The To Do List' at the Regency Bruin Theatre on July 23, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Bill Hader and Maggie Carey arrive at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Director Maggie Carey and actor Bill Hader arrive to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Actor Bill Hader (L) and Maggie Carey arrive in a BMW to the 67th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on February 7, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for BMW)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: Bill Hader and Maggie Carey arrive to The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Honors Bill Murray event at The Kennedy Center on October 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
Writer and director Maggie Carey arrives at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 18: Actress Maggie Carey attends day 1 of the WIRED Cafe at Comic-Con on July 18, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA MAY 30, 2013-Maggie Carey, director of 'the to-do list' is photographed at the Bevelry Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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Their divorce came after some challenging years for Hader, who suffered from panic attacks and migraines while starring on Saturday Night Live.

“When I was on SNL, I was a bit of a basket case,” he admits to Variety. “It could not have been easy on my wife at the time. I was so consumed with work and anxiety. Sometimes I felt like people thought, ‘Oh, he’s just wanting attention or something.’ It was like, ‘No, man, I’m legit. I’m freaking out right now.’”

“Once our second child was born, I had to leave SNL,” he continues. “It was hard with one kid, let alone two. Because I was just never around.”

When ET's Keltie Knight caught up with Hader last September, he revealed that he's still single following his divorce. “I'm super single, so, you guys, I'm not-- I'm just saying in the world, I’m super single,” he shared.

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 418 -- Pictured: Actor Bill Hader during an interview on September 13, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Series creator/executive producer and writer Bill Hader attends IFC's 'Documentary Now!' Season 2 Premiere held at The New Museum on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Creator/executive producer/writer/star Fred Armisen and creator/executive producer/writer/star Bill Hader from AMC Network's 'IFC/Documentary Now!' pose for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 31: (L-R) Creator/executive producer/writer/star Fred Armisen, creator/executive producer/writer/star Bill Hader, creator/executive producer/director Rhys Thomas and executive producer/director Alex Buono speak onstage during the 'IFC/Documentary Now!' panel discussion at the AMC Networks portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Actor Bill Hader attends Disney's 'The BFG' premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Actors John Mulaney, Jon Hamm and Bill Hader attend as IFC, New York Magazine and Vulture host the premiere of 'Documentary Now' at the New Museum on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Actor Bill Hader arrives on the red carpet for the US premiere of Disney's 'The BFG,' directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. A giant sized crowd lined the streets of Hollywood Boulevard to see stars arrive at the El Capitan Theatre. 'The BFG' opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl's birth, at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Bill Hader arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'The BFG' held at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13: Actor Bill Hader attends a screening for IFC's 'Documentary Now!' at the Writers Guild Theater on May 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13: Creator, Executive Producer, Writer and Star, Bill Hader attends the Screening For IFC's 'Documentary Now!' - Panel at the Writers Guild Theater on May 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
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