America’s favorite nun and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg has recently opened up about the health problems she’s been having lately and now they nearly claimed her life.
Whoopi, a co-host of the popular morning talk show, “The View” has been noticeably absent for a while due to health issues. In a pre-recorded video, she has come forward to explain that she was suffering from pneumonia in both lungs and, because of her illness, nearly died from sepsis.
Sounds terrible and scary.
Her co-host on “The View”, Joy Behar, aired the video Friday in order to explain Whoopi’s absence, as well as provide viewers with an update on her wellbeing.
In the video, the 63-year-old star of “Sister Act” said, “I am here, I am up and moving around, not as fast as I’d like to be, but I am OK. I’m not dead.”
She then launched into the explanation about battling pneumonia in both lungs and how she also had a bout of sepsis – which is very dangerous and can be a potentially life-threatening infection for anyone who contracts it, since it easily spreads through the bloodstream and can be fatal.
She continued, “And yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news: I didn’t.”
Despite her illness, Whoopi is still feeling the love from her loyal fan base and added, “Thank you for all of your good wishes, all of the wonderful things that people have been saying. Even people who aren’t huge fans of mine have actually been saying nice things about me.”
Even though she is presumably still very unwell, since it can be hard to get over such illnesses, she seemed in good spirits and was full of her usual wit.
She joked that “all that [people saying nice things about her] is gonna change” once she returns to her job as a co-host, a remark which seemed to resonate with the cheery studio audience.
Whoopi signed off the video by saying that she would offer a more in depth explanation “when we’re all at the table” before saying, “See you soon.”
Wishing Whoopi a very speedy recovery.