Twitter erupted Saturday evening after rumors spread that Roseanne Barr had suffered a heart attack, and was on the way to the hospital.
The former star of “Roseanne” – now called “The Connors” debunked the claim in a tweet with a picture of herself.
“I’m fine,” she tweeted.
I’m fine. pic.twitter.com/T2fa1Mnqvg— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) November 25, 2018
The rumors began when Lee Stranahan, a Sputnik radio host, was hosting a live Periscope stream, when he received a call from someone named Kevin, claiming to be Roseanne’s new assistant, who then claimed that she suffered a heart attack and was being transported to the hospital.
I was doing a call-in segment about Zionism on Periscope when the phone rang, saying it was my friend @therealroseanne. I was surprised but it's a topic she's interested in so…— 𝙻𝚎𝚎 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚗 ⏳ (@stranahan) November 25, 2018
It was her assistant, saying she'd had a heart attack.
This went out live. I don't know her status.
Roseanne later took to Twitter again, saying “I was the victim of a prank. I’ve had no medical issues. I’m spending time at home with my family and relaxing.”
I was the victim of a prank. I’ve had no medical issues. I’m spending time at home with my family and relaxing. https://t.co/K9BLAO2cLi— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) November 25, 2018
1) Her Assistant's name is "James"— Brenden M Dilley (@TheRealHublife) November 25, 2018
2) She doesn't have a 214 area code
3) She's posted 3 tweets from her "Alt Account" in the last 56 minutes
This is irresponsible reporting at best and straight up #FakeNews at worst. https://t.co/ih6OYDGYX1
I just spoke with @therealroseanne – she’s perfectly fine, hasn’t had a heart attack, and wanted me to pass along the message. 🙏🙏🙏 GREAT NEWS!— Tracybeanz (@tracybeanz) November 25, 2018