WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Absence Was for Severe Illness

Written by on March 9, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg says she’s lucky to be alive.

Fans have been wondering why she’s been absent from The View in recent weeks. She posted a video to Twitter (Friday) explaining that it was due to severe illness — and that she nearly died. Whoopi says, “I had pneumonia, and I was septic. Pneumonia in both lungs, which meant there’s fluid, there was all kinds of stuff going on… Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news: I didn’t.”

Joy Behar actually disclosed the illness on February 20th’s show, but we’re just learning of the severity. Whoopi says she plans to be back “soon,” but hasn’t said exactly when. (USA Today)

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