Former co-host of ABC’s The View Sherri Shepherd responded Wednesday to her old colleague Rosie O’Donnell, who said in a recent interview that the newest season of the show would be smarter without Shepherd.
O’Donnell had previously said in Variety that with Shepherd gone, conversation on The View would be more intellectual. “No one is going to think the Earth is flat,” she said, referring to Shepherd, who said on the show in 2007 that she had never thought about the shape of the Earth. (It’s round.) “When I was at home watching [Shepherd say] that, I thought I was going to have an aneurysm.”
Asked about O’Donnell’s remark by The Wendy Williams Show, Shepherd said she saw it as a joke that probably just didn’t come across in print. She also said it was O’Donnell who had initially helped her negotiate her contract at The View.
“Rosie said I almost gave her an aneurysm when I said that and that goes along with all the ailments Rosie has,” Shepherd said. “When she did the first show– Rosie always has something wrong with her. She got sciatica. She got depression. She had a heart attack. So, if I gave that girl an aneurysm, I’m honored, Rosie. I love you.”
Last season was Shepherd’s seventh and final season on The View.
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