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Roseanne Barr’s Heartbreaking Reveal: She’s Going Blind Due To Glaucoma

Tue, April 21, 2015 11:04am EDT by Add first Comment

Beloved comedian Roseanne Barr broke our hearts when she revealed that she’s losing her eyesight as a result of macular degeneration. One of her biggest fears? Not being able to read a book, she explained in a new interview.

Roseanne Bar, 62, is not shy about her love for marijuana but in her new interview with The Daily Beast, the comedian revealed that lately, she’s been using to substance to ease the pain in her eyes due to glaucoma & macular degeneration. Find out what Roseanne said about her condition and how she’s staying positive through the tough times.

Roseanne Barr Blind — Comedian Going Blind Due To Glaucoma

The subject of Roseanne’s disease came up when The Daily Beast reporter asked her why she was such a fan of marijuana. “It’s a good medicine, you know,” she said. “I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it’s good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes. It’s a good medicine for a lot of things.”

She then explained that the degeneration will ultimately leave her blind. “My vision is closing in now,” she said

“It’s something weird. But there are other weird things. That one’s harsh, ’cause 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,” she went on.

Keeping a positive state of mind, Roseanne said “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.”

HollywoodLifers, are you inspired by Roseanne’s positive outlook? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

— Shira Benozilio