Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise visit back to The View on Thursday after nearly a month absence due to a bout of pneumonia.
The View co-hosts all jumped up in shock when walked out on stage when Joy Behar was giving the audience an update of Goldberg’s health. None of the co-hosts — Behar, Abby Huntsman, Ana Navarro, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain — were aware that she would be stopping by that day.
“This is my first foray out,” Goldberg said.” The only way I’m going to get better is if I begin. So this is my beginning.”
“I still have a cough and that’s the last thing to go, apparently,” she added. “Over the next week and a half I will start to be here more often, but I wanted the first foray out to be to come see y’all because I missed y’all.”
In a recent video message to fans, Goldberg disclosed that she came very close to “leaving this Earth” while battling the infection.
During her surprise visit, she added that she had also been diagnosed with sepsis, a condition in which the body reacts violently to a threatening infection.
“This stuff, really for everybody, you think you can push through because you got a little cold. And you think because you healed quick that something crazy can’t happen? Well it could,” she told the audience. “This is a cautionary tale for all of us. You must really take care of yourself because there’s little tiny stuff out there that will kill you that you never think of.”
We pray for a continued speedy recovery.