How scary! Roseanne Barr has assured fans that she’s “fine” following rumors that she recently suffered a heart attack. The 66-year-old star took to Twitter on Saturday, Nov. 24 to confirm she’s in good health and share a new photo of herself with her more than 920,000 followers.
“I’m fine,” Roseanne wrote in one tweet. She later returned to the social media site to add, “I was the victim of a prank. I’ve had no medical issues. I’m spending time at home with my family and relaxing.”
Though Roseanne remains very active on her Twitter account, she’s remained mostly out of the public eye since her hit ABC show Roseanne was canceled following the actress publishing a racist tweet this past May. After the scandal, Roseanne took to Twitter over the summer to tell her fans she was “doing better now.”
I’m fine. pic.twitter.com/T2fa1Mnqvg
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) November 25, 2018
“Got new [doctors] and am doing better now. Thanks, everyone!” she wrote at the time. A few days earlier, the mom-of-five similarly told her followers, “1) I want [you] all [to] know I’m fine. I’ve been using this time [to] reflect [and to] gain insight on what I said [and] how it was misunderstood… Needless [to] say I’m NOT what people have accused me of! I’ve never practiced ‘RACISM’ in my entire life [and] never will.”
After Roseanne‘s cancellation, a source close to the situation exclusively told Closer Weekly that the cast was “utterly wrecked” by Roseanne’s racist tweet. “Roseanne is self-destructive — it’s only going to get worse. She’s still in shock,” the insider said. “[The show’s stars] are all utterly wrecked. The younger co-stars are confused and mad, and the veteran actors are furious at Roseanne.”
Months after the scandal, the series returned to ABC under a new name, The Conners, and included all of the original cast members except Roseanne. “We all decided as a group to take the risk, knowing that we could be judged by deciding to come back,” Laurie Metcalf recently told People of continuing the show without Roseanne.
“Any sadness that we feel over what we’ve lost, we’re hopefully channeling into an honest way into the show. And our show has always been able to deal with heavy topics, particularly for a sitcom. It’s been kind of built into the mix,” Sara Gilbert added in the same interview.