The pressures of plummeting ratings had insiders on the set of the sitcom terrified that the star would spiral back into a desperate fight for her sanity!
After a blockbuster debut on March 27, Roseanne lost more than half its audience in just two months — dropping from 25 to 10 million viewers!
Sources said Roseanne knew the low score and it was "showing on set." A spy snitched, “Anyone can see she was losing it.”
The troubled funny lady has a history of explosive mental issues, including, by her own admission, SEVEN split personalities — and none of them are pleasant, said production insiders.
She was "flubbing her lines" and having "massive temper tantrums,” another source spilled, adding she was "stressing over every little thing.”
People around her feared for the worst. “She was snapping at people,” said the spy, noting no one knew if the show "would survive this."
Roseanne, 65, has been plagued with mental illness since childhood. Her parents checked their then-teenaged daughter into a mental ward at the Utah State Hospital in Provo, where she was held against her will for nearly nine months!
While at the hospital, Roseanne has said, “I started to heal” — but now those wounds could be re-emerging.
Before her bombshell firing on Tuesday May 29, the volatile and arch-conservative comedian had ALREADY threatened on Twitter to quit over resistance to her political views.
“I won’t be censored or silence, chided or corrected and continue to work. I retire right now,” she tweeted. “I’ve had enough. Bye!”
As Radar readers know, the drama started on Monday night when Roseanne made racist comments on Twitter about former President Barack Obama‘s onetime aide, Valerie Jarrett.
After Roseanne Executive Producer Wanda Sykes announced she quit the show over the controversial situation, Sara Gilbert, who starred as Barr’s TV daughter and also served as an e.p., blasted Barr on Twitter.
Moments later, ABC announced the cancellation.
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