This is a weird story...
Rosie O'Donnell's Latest Stand-Up Routine Was Anything But Comical — The Former View Host Got RAW About Daughter Chelsea & Mental Health
During a stand-up routine in New York on Saturday, the former The View co-host took a break from telling jokes as she got emotional about her troubling family life on stage.
Apparently, her daughter Chelsea O'Donnell's recent comments have been so heartbreaking that Rosie can't even muster enough strength to get through a single set.
In lieu of comedy, Rosie used her platform to touch upon everything going on in her personal life, from Chelsea's teenage rebellion to mental health.
"I love all of my kids. My daughter has been in the news. It's been in the news, but it's not news to the family. It's been a decade long. As Mom, my wish is for love and peace and wait until it's done…
Chelsea just turned 18. For adopted children 18 is a magic number. At 18 they're gonna rebel any way they can, any way they can get your attention. I keep thinking I see Chelsea. When your kid isn't there you see them everywhere…
I know about mental illness — I have my own. I thought mental illness was failure of my character, not my chemistry."
We're glad she got that out of her system.
While we cannot begin to imagine what she's going through, it's nice to hear that Rosie at least knows this is only a temporary issue and that everything will sort itself out eventually.
The power of positive thinking!
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