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Rosie’s Got Some Issues

The press whirlwind around Rosie O’Donnell’s forthcoming book, Celebrity Detox, continues.

While we usually take sick glee in celebrating O’Donnell’s insanity, we’re legitimately worried by O’Donnell’s penchant for pain. Following her mother’s death, a ten-year old O’Donnell took to breaking her bones.

Rosie delves into is her painful childhood secret. She writes that as a child, she used to break her own limbs with “a baseball bat” or a “wooden hanger.”

On page 186, it reads: “My hands and fingers usually. No one knew. My secret.” Why? “Proof,” she writes, “that I had some value, enough to be fixed.” And later, Rosie cryptically adds, “There were many benefits to having a cast. In the middle of the night, it was a weapon.”

We know plenty of people whose parents died when they were guppies and Rosie’s coping mechanism counts as the craziest, (broken) hands down.

On:           Sep 13, 2007
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    • Dawster

      she still does it today, except instead of using a baseball bat, she uses her tongue.

      end result is very similar.

      Sep 13, 2007 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hisurfer

      I’m skeptical … how could a child break her hand & fingers and keep it a secret?

      Sep 13, 2007 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dizzyspins

      “In the middle of the night, it was a weapon.”

      Is Ro-Ro hinting she was molested as a child? That might explain how she could keep the circumstances of her injuries a secret. If it was her father, he might’ve just told the doctor whatever lie Rosie made up to keep the family secrets secret.

      Sep 13, 2007 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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