Rosie O'Donnell Explains 'View' Departure in New Video Blog
The 52-year-old talk show host announced last week that she would be leaving the show, but on the Monday (February 9) episode, she didn’t mention it at all.
“Everyone wanted me to talk about it. I didn’t want to talk about it,” Rosie says in the new video, citing she already gave an explanation over the weekend.
“The truth is I had a heart attack two years ago and stress is very bad for heart attack survivors. You should minimize your stress, maximize your exercise, and control your diet,” Rosie said. “So that’s what I’m doing. I’m minimizing my stress by leaving The View and the stress that I’m having at home was not as easily remediable. 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 lots of stuff going on at work. The only thing I can really control is the work, by leaving. I can turn that volume down all the way to zero.”
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