Rosanne Barr is going blind. The former sitcom Roseanne star revealed a bombshell, that she is starting to lose her vision. She has spoken out to The Daily Beast about a lot of subjects- Hillary Clinton (against), feminism (against), other comedians (she’s a big fan of Doug Stanhope, apparently)- but what sticks out the most is her eyesight. She has let all her fans know that she is suffering from macular degeneration and glaucoma,
and that eventually the condition will one day rob her of all vision.
“My vision is closing in now,” Barr explained. “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. 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.”
But she’s got a secret weapon (well, not so secret really) to keep herself balanced. Marijuana. “It’s a good medicine, you know,” claims Barr.
“It’s expansive. It opens your mind. You’re like… Wow, you’re in awe. You look up into the stars. It makes you wonder. It doesn’t close that down.”
Barr added that marijuana also helps prevent “mind control,” as well.
More on Barr, she is an actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party.