Howard Stern has some very kind things to say about Rosie O’Donnell.
The shock jock was on “The View” on Thursday to talk about his new book Howard Stern Comes Again and brought up the show’s former co-host.
“I actually talk about Rosie in this book, Rosie O’Donnell, and Rosie, one of the best guests I ever had on my show,” he said, according to toofab. “It was a miracle she was on my show, because for years I had, like an ass, attacked Rosie. I never gave her a chance.”
He continued, “So Rosie and I, we talked and I realized it was just my own anger. But the interview I did with her in the book, she came in, she was so open and it levelled me. She began to talk about, and it was a really intimate conversation, having lost her mother at a very young age and she was in so much pain she starts to describe she would take a small baseball bat and break her hands.”
Stern said that it was the passing of O’Donnell’s mother that put her in such a difficult situation mentally.
“I said why, why do you do something like that? She says because I was in so much pain after the loss of my mother, I wanted to feel anything else,” Stern recalled. “I thought, ugh, such an honest moment and the fact that she’s sharing it with the audience.”
After Joy Behar attempted to change the subject, Stern asked Whoopi Goldberg, “Whoopi, you’re anti-Rosie or you like Rosie?”
Goldberg responded, “I don’t think about it.”
In the recent book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story Of ‘The View’, O’Donnell was not exactly complimentary about Goldberg.
“Whoopi Goldberg was as mean as anyone has ever been on television to me, personally — while I was sitting there,” O’Donnell said. “Worse than Fox News. The worst experience I’ve ever had on live television was interacting with her.”