Roseanne Barr resurfaces, thanks friends for support "when I was broken"
ABC/Adam Rose(LOS ANGELES) — Roseanne Barr reemerged on social media to update her fans on her mental well-being and what the future may have in store for her.
Just weeks after her show was canceled following a tweet in which compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a character in Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, Roseanne continued to defend herself.
“1) I want u all2 know I’m fine,” she tweeted Wednesday. “I’ve been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood.”
Though she apologized to Jarrett after the tweet and has since apologized to her “black fans” on social media, the 65-year-old former Roseanne star continued to deny that she is racist and added that in her recent free time, she’s been watching a documentary on the “Black Power Movement,” as she described it.
In a flurry of disjointed tweets, Barr also spoke about her future plans, telling fans, “I will begin to speak for myself in media soon.”
“My mind went into deep shock and my body too. I see clearly now,” she added about the past couple of weeks. “My faith is stronger today than ever before. I have faith in the American people to free their minds & unite.”
Barr also thanked friends and fellow celebrities, including commentator Sean Hannity and Rosie O’Donnell, for, she says, “helping me when I was broken..” She also revealed some physical issues — palsy, to be specific — which she believes she developed as a result of stress.
Roseanne’s tweets on Wednesday were her first in almost 10 days, when she sounded more apologetic.
“I’m making restitution for the pain I have caused,” she tweeted then.
Barr’s initial tweet about Jarrett was widely condemned by Hollywood, including her fellow Roseanne cast members.
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