The actress returns to the ABC daytime show on Tuesday after taking several weeks off to rehearse a play
Rosie Perez returned to ABC’s “The View” Tuesday, and the co-host didn’t waste any time before weighing in on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s wavering health.
“Just thought about the movie that came out, and this is no disrespect to Angela Bassett because I love [her], but this unauthorized bio of her mom must have killed her,” Perez said before realizing her choice of words as Bobbi Kristina struggles for her life.
“That was terrible phrasing,” she continued. “It must have hurt her deeply to watch that. We forget these people are human beings. We put them into the tabloids, and we forget they’re human beings.”
On Saturday, authorities found the 21-year-old unconscious in a filled bathtub, after which doctors placed her in a medically induced coma at North Fulton Hospital in Georgia.
Brown’s ordeal happened nearly three years after mother Whitney Houston’s death. The legendary songstress died after a drug overdose — also found in a bathtub — at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel during Grammy Awards weekend, TheWrap previously reported.
“They were so high every episode. They just put it on the air, and it was quit obvious that it was two people in the throws of severe addiction. They just ran it, and no one seemed to care,” O’Donnell added. “And now with this tragedy happening, I hope people open their eyes a little bit.”
“It’s tragic. It’s beyond the worst nightmare that you could have for [Brown] after surviving such a tragic loss,” O’Donnell said.
Before delving into hot topics, Perez received a warm welcome from O’Donnell, moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Nicolle Wallace. The audience cheered as Perez took the stage in the midst of falling confetti.
“Rosie P. Welcome back. Rosie Perez is back ya’ll,” Goldberg sang.
“Girl, I am feeling fabulous. I am very, very, very, very happy to be back,” Perez said while saying “Thank you” in Spanish.”
While Perez was on Broadway to perform in Larry David‘s play “Fish in the Dark,” news broke that the network was looking replace the Latina host with someone who could appeal to a younger audience, TheWrap previously reported. But, reportedly, the plan was botched as details released to the media.