In a profile for the Daily Beast, comedian and sitcom star Roseanne Barr reveals a troubling medical condition that will eventually leave her blind.
“I have macular degeneration and glaucoma,” says Barr, acknowledging that those conditions will eventually leave her without the ability to see. But marijuana does help with the pain. “[Pot is] good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes. It’s a good medicine for a lot of things.”
The former “Roseanne” creator and star says her vision is already “closing in” and that one of the things she’ll really miss is reading, because she reads a lot. “I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me, but I like words and I like looking,” says Barr. “You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible — y’know, living it up.”
The fascinating profile touches on a plethora of other topics — Barr’s 2012 presidential run, why she doesn’t support Hillary Clinton for 2016 and her infamous performance of the national anthem.