Rosie O'Donnell Raises More Than $500K for Coronavirus Relief With One-Off Show Revival

The host of 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' herself has contributed $100,000 to the charity episode benefiting The Actors Fund that supports people in the entertainment business.

AceShowbiz - Rosie O'Donnell's one-off revival episode of her hit TV show has raised more than $500,000 (£425,000) to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The comedian was joined by producer Erich Bergen as she hosted "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" comeback on Sunday night (March 22), with proceeds donated to The Actors Fund - which provides services and support to people in the entertainment business, including housing services, addiction recovery and more.

Rosie herself donated $100,000 (£84,800) of the final figure.

Celebrity guests on the episode included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Idina Menzel, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Billy Porter and Barry Manilow, with viewers able to watch a live stream on Speaking to fans who tuned in, Rosie remained optimistic that the coronavirus can be beaten, telling them, "We're going to come through it."

In order to abide by the social distancing guidelines put in place by governments around the world amid the Covid-19 health crisis, Rosie and her celebrity friends all streamed their appearances from the comfort of their own homes.

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