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Rosie O’Donnell explains why she leaves The View

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In a recent interview, comedian Rosie O’Donnell has explained why she leaves The View.

According to her rep, Rosie O’Donnell leaves the show to concentrate on her family after splitting with her second wife, Michelle Rounds.

Rosie O’Donnell, 52, told Entertainment Tonight on February 7: “Stress is a major contributing factor to heart disease and heart attacks. You can’t really minimize it. I’m having a lot of stressful situations in my family life at the moment and having stressful situations in my work environment, so something had to give. The most easy way to accomplish the lessening of the stress is to not go to work for right now.”

The comedian also said that her decision was not driven by any on-set conflict.Rosie O'Donnell leaves The View

On February 6, her rep confirmed the news that Rosie O’Donnell and her wife of three years, Michelle Rounds, had split in November 2014.

In 2012, Rosie O’Donnell had a near-fatal heart attack. At the time, she described it as a wake-up call and said she had missed the warning signs.

ABC has yet to announce who will fill Rosie O’Donnell’s seat on The View.

Rosie O’Donnell will still appear on a five-episode arc of ABC Family’s drama The Fosters.

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