Although he’s been silent since his final show on Jan. 22, O’Brien is speaking out via his newly opened Twitter account, which has been conveniently created just before Jay Leno is due to reclaim his place on “The Tonight Show.”

Coincidence? I think not.

Conan immediately used the new outlet to briefly describe his recent ordeal in his “Bio” section, saying, “I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account.”

And with one tweet, “Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me,” the comedian picked up more than 200,000 followers.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 25
Katharine McPhee – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
Ben Gleib, Brad Wollack, Natasha Leggero – “Chelsea Lately”
VV Brown – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Friday, February 26
Josh Wolf, Heather McDonald, Ryan Stout – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Lou Reed & The Blind Boys of Alabama – “Late Show with David Letterman” – rerun
Kara DioGuardi, Daniel Merriweather – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Saturday, February 27
Kenny Chesney – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Jennifer Lopez – “Saturday Night Live”