The 52 year-old comedienne said farewell to the cast and crew only six months after returning to the daytime talk show.
After news broke this past weekend that Rosie O'Donnell is leaving her position as the co-host of ABC's 'The View,' the 52-year-old comedian said a sweet and emotional goodbye on her last episode on Thursday (Feb 12).
O'Donnell's last episode of 'The View' aired Thursday (Feb 12th)
At the end of the broadcast, O'Donnell appeared onscreen with her daughter Dakota and thanked everyone involved in the daytime talk show, especially its co-creator Barbara Walters.
"Well, everybody, I just want to say thank you to all the cast here and the crew, and mostly to Barbara Walters, who has always looked out for me and my life and career and is an amazing woman," she shared. "We had lunch yesterday, and she sends her love. And I want to thank her for making this show and letting me be on it twice."
O'Donnell first co-hosted 'The View' in 2006 but quickly departed in 2007, after a seven year hiatus she returned to the show in September 2014 to join Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.
"We've had fun, and I hope we're gonna have more," she added on Thursday morning's episode. "I'll come back and do an occasional crafting segment, 'cause I have a hot glue gun and I will travel. Thank you, it's been really fun."
Earlier this week, O'Donnell uploaded a YouTube video to address why she has decided to leave for a second time, explaining that the combined stress of work and being a mother to five children, four of whom are teenagers, was too much for her.
"There's lots of stuff going on at home and there's lots of stuff going on at work," she confessed, adding "The only thing I can really control is the work, by leaving."
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