John Goodman Says He ‘Fell Down the Stairs After ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation (Video)

Roseanne Barr-less “The Conners” premieres on ABC next Tuesday

It took John Goodman a couple weeks to recover from the “Roseanne” cancelation news, and the actor says that weird things kept happening after the former leading lady’s tweets that got her fired.

“Last year was so miraculous and so unreal, that when it went away it was almost like a dream,” Goodman said when visiting “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday. He added that when the sitcom was first canceled, he didn’t know what would happen, but he definitely wanted the show to go on.

“I just crashed for a couple weeks,” Goodman said, making a downward spiral motion with his hand. “All kinds of weird stuff happened. My wife got sick right after that, then I fell down the stairs.”

“Well this is taking a terrible turn!” Kimmel responded.

Goodman assured “Roseanne” fans that really, not much will change in “The Conners.”

“Same family, minus mom,” he said. But he was mum on any further details, saying that ABC didn’t want him giving away spoilers. He did joke: “You know last season she goes out to the liquor store to fill her vape pen, and she hasn’t been back,” garnering laughs from Kimmel and the audience.

Watch the clip above.

“The Conners” premieres Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC. 


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