Comedian Roseanne Barr was scheduled to tell her side of the story of her ABC sitcom’s cancellation in a podcast today, but has canceled the event amid reports that she is “not doing well.”
“Barr had committed to join comedian Joe Rogan, host of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ Friday afternoon, however, Rogan took to Twitter to reveal Barr would no longer be on his show,” ET reports.
Rogan tweeted: “The Roseanne podcast is not happening today. She’s not doing well and doesn’t want to travel, and she’s gone radio silent on me, so I’m just going to step away. The whole thing has been pretty brutal on her, and I hope she can find some peace.”
Earlier this week, Barr, 65, was defending the controversial tweet that got her show canceled, which has been widely interpreted as racist. Asked about it by a Twitter user, she replied: “no it wasn’t racist-ill talk about it on joe rogan friday.”
ET notes that the cancellation of the Rogan interview comes one day after Barr claimed she “begged” ABC executives not to cancel the sitcom.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, Barr reportedly wrote: “I begged [Disney-ABC Television Group President] Ben Sherwood at ABC to let me apologize and make amend[s]. I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything and asked for help in making things right. I’d worked doing publicity for them for free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged for people’s jobs.”