On Thursday, Rosie O’Donnell said her short but sweet final goodbye from ABC’s morning talker, The View!
The moment came at the end of today’s episode when O’Donnell holding her daughter said, “I just wanted to say thank you to all the cast here and the crew — and mostly to Barbara Walters, who has always looked out for me and my life and career and is an amazing woman. We had lunch yesterday and she sends her love, and I want to thank her for making this show and letting me be on it — twice!”
In addition, O’Donnell joked and warned she’d come back to do an occasional crafting segment, and plugged her upcoming Sunday HBO comedy special. As confetti dropped from the top of the studi0, the audience chanted, “Rosie! Rosie!”
Also on the episode today was Saturday Night Live cast member, Keenan Thompson who joined the ladies to promote this weekend’s upcoming SNL 40th anniversary special. He became the first person to interview O’Donnell on her departure and asked her, “Why are you leaving?”
Rosie replied,“I got a lot of stress, hon. I got some home stuff going on, I got some kid stuff going on. I got to turn down the stress in some area.” Rosie on Monday put out a YouTube video detailing that 2 years ago she had a heart attack, and needed the stress in her life reduced at this time.
Watch the final moment’s from today’s episode of The View when Rosie says goodbye again! Then, share your thoughts below!