Actress and co host on ABC daytime talk show “The View” Whoopi Goldberg came dangerously close to death.
The comedian addressed “The View” audience on Friday and gave the harrowing news detailing why she has been off of television for as long as she has, The Daily Mail reported.
Whoopi Goldberg has been on sick leave from The View for the past month, and on Friday she revealed that she has been battling pneumonia in both lungs and nearly died of sepsis.
The View co-host Joy Behar on Friday played a pre-taped message from Goldberg offering an update on her health.
“I am here,” Goldberg said on a video recorded for the show. “I am up and moving around, not as fast as I’d like to be, but I am OK. I’m not dead.”
“I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news: I didn’t,” the 63-year-old actress said.
“Thank you for all of your good wishes, all of the wonderful things that people have been saying,” she said.
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“Even people who aren’t huge fans of mine have actually been saying nice thing about me,” she said.
“Ladies, I cannot wait to see y’all,” she said. “This has been interesting and I’ll tell you about it when we’re all at the table. To everybody, see you soon.”
.@WhoopiGoldberg shares an update on her health as she recovers from pneumonia, saying she’s “okay” and “up and moving around”: “I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news, I didn’t. Thank you for all of your good wishes.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/KfBR05dL1t
— The View (@TheView) March 8, 2019
I love you and miss you so much @WhoopiGoldberg ♥️ https://t.co/tX0NAc6yn9
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 8, 2019
So glad you made it through and are on the mend.. many people don’t understand how dangerous sepsis is and how it makes something you can beat in 2 weeks to a near fatal infection. Some don’t survive … you are a strong , wise lovely person and I wish you good health!!
— Lisa Zizzo (@ZizzoLisa) March 8, 2019
Get well, we miss you❤❤❤
— marie jane (@QueenMaryJane83) March 8, 2019
So happy you’re on the mend and will return soon:) You’ve been missed. There is a definite void when you’re not there 😇. Sending Love, prayers, & continued healing @WhoopiGoldberg!
— Dr. Ro (@everythingro) March 8, 2019
Wish you speed recovery
— Ahmed Yahia Mutwally (@AhmedYahiaMutwa) March 8, 2019
Continued healing prayers your way, Whoopi. There is just something missing from #TheView when your are not at that Hot Topics table. Looking forward to you feeling better and returning.
— womanofgrace (@WomanofGrace72) March 8, 2019
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