Rosie O'Donnell to leave 'The View'

This Jan. 31, 2014 file photo shows television personality Rosie O'Donnell at 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash,' presented by SiriusXM, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rosie O'Donnell is leaving ABC's daytime talk show "The View" again, the network confirmed Friday.

The comedian initially replaced Meredith Vieira in 2006, but left the following year following a heated discussion with then co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She returned in 2014.

ABC issued the following statement: "Rosie is an immensely talented star who comes in each and every morning brimming with ideas, excitement and passion for the show. When she told us that she wanted to exit 'The View,' we respected and understood her desire to put her well-being and her family first. "

"We're delighted she's still part of the ABC family with upcoming guest appearances on 'The Fosters.' And we know she'll return to 'The View' often with her unique point of view and updates on her work and her family," the statement continued.


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