Whoopi Goldberg Says She Came Close to Dying from Pneumonia on ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg

Talks Pneumonia Scare

‘I Came Very, Very Close’ to Dying

3/8/2019 8:22 AM PST

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Whoopi Goldberg just revealed her bout with pneumonia was so severe she nearly died.

Whoopi appeared on “The View” Friday via a video update and said she’d been battling a bad case of pneumonia. She said, “Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news, I didn’t.”

The comedian/co-host has not appeared on the panel since February 6 and, on Thursday, Whoopi reportedly skipped a benefit concert in NYC she was scheduled to co-host with Martin Short.

She said the illness was bad … with pneumonia in both lungs. Whoopi says she’s okay and moving around, and she thanked her fans for wishing her well.

Whoopi — who has been a panelist on the daytime show since 2007 — said she’s also gotten well wishes from her critics. Get well soon, Whoopi!! 

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