John Goodman Shares His Struggles After Roseanne’s Departure: ‘I Crashed For a Couple of Weeks’


On Monday night, John Goodman sat down with Jimmy Kimmel and spoke about the dramatic departure of Roseanne Barr from the Roseanne reboot.

Goodman began by joking that her character Roseanne Conner went out “to the liquor store to fill her vape pen” at the end of the last season and  that she “hasn’t been back yet.”

He told Kimmel that he didn’t know that the show would continue after Roseanne was fired by ABC for her racially-charged tweet, but insisted he wanted the show to carry on.

“I mean, she is missed definitely,” Goodman said. “After that many years, it’s like a family. And last year was so miraculous and so unreal that when it went away, it was almost like a dream.”

He then shared how difficult it was for him in the aftermath of Roseanne’s firing.

“And I thought, ‘okay, I’ll be a big boy and handle this.’ And I just crashed for a couple of weeks,” Goodman continued. “All kinds of weird stuff happened. My wife got sick right after that. Then I fell down the stairs.”

“What?!?” Kimmel reacted. “Really?”

“Yeah,” Goodman responded.

He went on to say that his former TV wife “gave up a lot” in terms of her financial control over the Roseanne franchise so that “people could work” and that the entire family returns for the spinoff The Conners “minus Mom,” which will be addressed

The Conners premieres next week on ABC.

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

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