Rosie O’Donnell: Why I’m Leaving The View, & Why We Didn’t Mention It (VIDEO)
Why didn’t Rosie O’Donnell talk about her exit from “The View” on Monday’s broadcast? She explained her reasoning, and once again explained why she’s decided to cut short her second stint on the daytime talk show, in a YouTube video posted to her channel. Watch below.
“Everybody wanted me to talk about it,” says O’Donnell, referring to Monday’s episode. “I didn’t want to talk about it. I spoke about it during the press line on Friday night [for her new HBO documentary A Heartfelt Stand Up], I spoke about all the reasons, so you can Google.”
But just in case anyone needs her reasons summarized again, O’Donnell explains, “The truth is, I had a heart attack two years ago, and stress is very bad for heart attack survivors… I’m minimizing my stress by leaving ‘The View.’ And the stress that I’m having at home [O’Donnell and wife Michelle Rounds have split] is not as easily [remedied].”
“It’s hard. Marriage is complicated, and I’ve got five kids, four of them are teenagers, and there’s lots of stuff going on at home, and there’s lots of stuff going on at work, and the only thing I can really control is the work, by leaving. I can turn that volume down, all the way to zero, and just focus on what I need to focus on, which is my health and my family.”
O’Donnell reiterated, to dispel rumors, “It was no one’s fault but mine that we didn’t discuss it today. [We’re] probably not going to discuss it tomorrow. My last show is Thursday, and then I’ll be watching from home.” Watch the video below, and tell us what you think.