Whoopi Goldberg revealed earlier today (March 8) that she has been battling pneumonia in the last month, as well as nearly dying from sepsis.
The American actor and TV host made the revelation on an episode of The View, when co-host Joy Behar played a pre-recorded message of Whoopi.
The message showed Whoopi describing her health battle over the last month, offering the audience an update on her health.
You can watch the message below:
In the recording, the 63-year-old can be heard addressing her viewers, telling them she is ‘not dead’ and will be okay.
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.
The Academy Award-winning actor described how she had pneumonia in both lungs and was ‘septic’, which means she had a serious complication of an infection.
The NHS describes sepsis as a ‘serious complication’, which:
Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death.
And yes. I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news: I didn’t.
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 thing about me.
Whoopi has been away from The View since February 5, the Daily Mail reports, leaving fans concerned for her health.
But the comedian managed to make a joke of the situation, stating ‘all that is gonna change’ when she returns to the daytime talk show.
She ended her message by promising to tell her co-hosts all about her health scare when they get back together. She then sent an air kiss and signed off with the words, ‘see you soon.’
Our thoughts are with Whoopi as she gets back to full health.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).