Whoopi Goldberg revealed Monday on The View that she suffered yet another hospitalization last week.
This week, the EGOT winner returned to her job as moderator of ABC’s long running daytime chatfest after missing nearly a month of work on the daily series due to double pneumonia and sepsis.
“I’m better. I’m much, much better,” Goldberg revealed Monday. “I had a 24-hour bug, which landed me back in the hospital last week, which is why I missed y’all on Thursday.”
“The bug came and went. It’s gone,” the 63-year old funnywoman continued. “I seem to be doing well. I’m here!”
Goldberg hadn’t appeared on the show since February 6, and it was weeks later until co-host Joy Behar revealed that the actress was “not feeling well” and “recovering from pneumonia.”
On March 8, Goldberg updated viewers on her condition via a video message, telling them: “I’m not dead.” She went on to say how she “came very close to leaving the Earth.”
“Thank you for all of your good wishes, all of the wonderful things that people have been saying,” she continued. “Even people who aren’t huge fans of mine have actually been saying nice things about me.”
On March 14, Goldberg made a surprise appearance and opened up about how she discovered she had pneumonia when she went to the hospital with a 102-degree fever.
“The guy said to me, ‘What color is that?’ talking about my face because I was some weird color,” she said.
Goldberg also explained that while treating her double lung inflammation, she was diagnosed with sepsis, which according to the Mayo Clinic is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection.
We’re just glad Goldberg is back in her rightful chair. Feel better!