Roseanne Barr says she has macular degeneration that will ultimately leave her blind.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Barr, 63, “says marijuana is good medicine for her because ‘I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it’s good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes.’”
The interviewer, Tim Treeman, then asks Barr if her macular degeneration will leave her blind and they have this exchange:
“Yeah,” Barr replies, flatly.
Have her doctors given her any kind of time frame on when that will come to pass?
“No, they can’t. My vision is closing in now,” Barr says, making a narrowing motion with her hands near her eyes. “It’s something weird. But there are other weird things. That one’s harsh, ’cause I read a lot, and then I thought, ‘Well, I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me.’ But I like words and I like looking. You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible—y’know, living it up. My dad had it, too.”