John Goodman has admitted Roseanne Barr is "missed" on 'The Conners'.

John Goodman

John Goodman

The 65-year-old actress' sitcom 'Roseanne' was axed earlier this year following a racist comment she made on Twitter, with network ABC then unveiling the spin-off series, which features the same cast and characters, minus the family matriarch, and her 65-year-old co-star has admitted it has been "weird" working without his old friend.

He told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel: "She is missed, definitely. After that many years, it's like a family. And last year, it was so miraculous and so unreal that when it went away it was almost like a dream.

"It was very weird doing the first show without her because she's my buddy. I mean, we'd just sit there and she'd make me laugh and I'd make her laugh, which is fun because there's always a danger of her peeing herself."

Though John tried to be a "big boy" and "handle" 'Roseanne's cancellation, he admitted he "crashed for a couple of weeks".

He added: "All kinds of weird things happened. My wife got sick right after that [and] then I fell down the stairs."

And the actor - who has 28-year-old daughter Molly with wife Anna Beth Goodman -praised Roseanne for giving up her financial stake in the show so it could continue.

He said: "She gave up a lot so people could work. She gave up a lot for us to be able to do this show, and I can't thank her enough."

Last month, Roseanne thanked John for defending her following the tweet scandal.

The actress took to Twitter after her former co-star insisted she isn't a racist.

Roseanne wrote: "I thank John Goodman for speaking truth about me, despite facing certain peril from producers and network."

Prior to that, John said: "I know, I know for a fact that she's not a racist. She was going through hell at the time. And she's still going through hell."