American actress Roseanne Barr tells worried fans she doesn’t have an illness hours after it was rumored she had suffered a heart attack on Saturday.
In an incident that unfolded during a live broadcast, a man claiming to be Barr’s new assistant called into Lee Stranahan’s Periscope and told the radio host the 66-year-old just had a heart attack, reports Today.
The caller told Stranahan she had been rushed to the hospital. In a Tweet, Stranahan voiced concerned about the caller who knew details about his personal conversations with Barr via voicemail and explained that the call came from Barr’s phone.
As reported by the Daily Mail, he said:
“I still don’t know who called.
I don’t know if it’s someone who knows her.”
Concerned fans sent Barr get well wishes on Twitter until she told followers “I’m fine.” She was a victim of a bad prank.
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
Barr told fans over the Thanksgiving holiday:
I was the victim of a prank. I’ve had no medical issues. I’m spending time at home with my family and relaxing.
It’s unclear if someone hacked her phone or a friend of hers who had access to her voicemail and phone number decided to play a joke on Stranahan.
On Twitter, fans were glad to hear that the comedian was safe and healthy. Although many were angered by the wild story following the unfortunate events that to her professional crisis.
So sad that evil people just can’t leave you alone, especially on Thanksgiving weekend! We wish you well always Roseanne!
— clJules (@bengals2761) November 25, 2018
As previously reported by Dearly, the rumored medical crisis comes after Barr slammed the way her character was killed on “The Conners” series premiere.
In a statement, the actress wrote about the morbid way show creators killed Roseanne off with opioids, saying it was “unnecessary grim” for an “otherwise happy family show.”