Rosie's View on Booze: I Quit
O'Donnell cites health reasons, says she 'can never have just one'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 8, 2008 3:15 PM CST
Rosie O'Donnell, shown on the talk show, "The View," denied being an alcoholic.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The wagon just got a little more crowded. Rosie O'Donnell is off the sauce, in her case beer, Extra reports. The comedian/talk show host/blogger squashed rumors of alcoholism and denied that partner Kelli Carpenter asked her to quit, instead tying the move to an attempt to lose weight. "It's not easy, but I feel better" blogged O'Donnell.

"What led you to stopping the beer? Just spit it out! Don't go all Star Jones on us here," posted one fan on Rosie.com. O'Donnell's response: "Cause I was drinking too much, cause I didn't want to any more, cause it is hard to lose weight when drinking, cause I can never have only one."