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.