Rosie addresses her exit from 'The View'


Rosie O'Donnell sets the record straight regarding her reasons for leaving "The View."

The former 2-time host of the gabfest posted a video to her YouTube channel Monday, after completely avoiding the subject on air earlier that day. The TV personality said, "Stress is very bad for heart attack survivors."

There has been speculation that Rosie's split with wife Michelle Rounds played a part in her decision. They have been married just short of 3 years.

"I'm minimizing my stress by leaving 'The View' [...] And just focusing on what I need to focus on and that's my health and my family."

O'Donnell rejoined "The View" in 2014 after a seven-year absence from the show. Her outspoken liberal views were a stark contrast to her some of her predecessors. The host often found herself in the center of heated discussions in her second 6-month stint. But O'Donnell says she'll be quiet about this one.

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