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Comedian Roseanne Barr says she is losing her sight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 01:01

The actress reveals she has glaucoma and macular degeneration. Alicia Powell reports.

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American comedian and TV star Roseanne Barr reveals she is slowing going blind. The actress told the Daily Beast website she is suffering from glaucoma and macular degeneration and her vision "is closing now." The outspoken, Emmy award-winning star of the 1990s hit comedy show "Roseanne" and former U.S. presidential candidate says "I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible - y'know, living it up. My dad had it too." Barr says she smokes marijuana to help relieve the pressure she suffers in her eyes and also believes it opens her mind. Her run for the presidency in 2012 on the California-based Peace and Freedom Party ticket, is detailed in a documentary film "Roseanne for President!" which is showing at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The comedian says she might run again and will not support Hillary Clinton, who announced her candidacy for the presidency in April.

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Comedian Roseanne Barr says she is losing her sight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 01:01