Roseanne Barr is getting candid about her health.
During a new interview, the 62-year-old actress revealed she's slowly losing her eyesight and going blind due to Macular degeneration and glaucoma. She also confessed to using marijuana to help curb her symptoms.
Roseanne at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I have Macular degeneration and glaucoma, so [marijuana is] good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes," she said while walking the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 18.
Though doctors have not yet determined when she'll go completely blind, Roseanne said they've told her that her "vision is closing in" as she continues to age.
"[Losing your vision] is weird. But there are other weird things. That one’s harsh, because I read a lot, and then I thought, ‘Well, I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me.’ But I like words and I like looking. You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible — y’know, living it up. My dad had it, too," the mom-of-five said.
Roseanne with Cristela Alonzo on 'Cristela.' (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The former sitcom star was in attendance at the Tribeca Film Festival to promote her new documentary film 'Roseanne For President!' which chronicles her past ill-fated attempt to become the Green Party's presidential nominee during the 2012 presidential election. Her latest acting role was a guest star on the popular ABC comedy 'Cristela.'
Roseanne spoke to 'The Daily Beast.'