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In a recent interview, Rosie O’Donnell spoke out in support of Ellen DeGeneres and all the current problems she’s having with The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Per Fox News, the ex-talk show host said, “You can’t fake your essence. That’s why I have compassion for Ellen [DeGeneres], right? I have compassion, even though, you know, I hear the stories and I understand.”

She added, “I think she has some social awkwardness.”

Rosie also revealed why she’s never been on Ellen’s show. She said, “You know how Ellen surprises everyone? I’ve never done that show because I’m terrified she’s going to scare me and give me a heart attack.”

Other celebrities that have spoken out to defend Ellen include Kevin Hart, Katy Perry, and Stephen “tWitch” Boss.

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