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Whoopi Goldberg Reveals She Nearly Died During Her 1-Month Absence from ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg Reveals She Nearly Died During Her 1-Month Absence from ‘The View’

TV personality Whoopi Goldberg is sharing an update on her health.

In a taped message on Friday’s episode of “The View,” Goldberg said, “I am here, I am up and moving around, not as fast as I'd like to be, but I am okay. I'm not dead. So, here's what happened. I had pneumonia, and I was septic. Pneumonia in both lungs, which meant there was fluid. There was all kinds of stuff going on and, yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth.”

The 63-year-old showed her appreciation for all the love and support she has received while battling pneumonia. She said, “Thank you for all of your good wishes, all of the wonderful things that people have been saying. Even people who are not huge fans of mine have all said nice things about me. We all know that's going to change when I get back, but for right now, it's brilliant. And thank you for everything. And ladies, I cannot wait to see y'all. This has been interesting and I'll tell you about it when we're all at the table.”

The day before, fellow co-host Joy Behar revealed that Goldberg had “double pneumonia.”

A few weeks ago, Behar explained why Whoopi had been absent since early February, saying, “She’s not feeling well. She’s actually recovering from pneumonia. I saw her last night, and she’s very funny still, and we had big laughs. She’s getting there, she’s on the mend.”

Whoopi had been scheduled to cohost the Love Rocks NYC event Thursday night, but was forced to skip it, Us Weekly reports.