I am here. I am up and moving around. Pneumonia in both lungs...yes, I came very close to 'leaving the earth.' Good news.
"I am OK, I'm not dead", she told the camera.
After being sidelined from her job at "The View" for a little more than a month, Whoopi Goldberg told fans on Friday that she nearly died following a battle with pneumonia, but that she is, thankfully, recovering.
Whoopi Goldberg is giving fans an update on her health. Even people who aren't huge fans of mine have actually said nice things about me.
Goldberg, 63, concluded her message by telling the rest of the ladies on the panel that she can't wait to be back and see them all again.
Hopefully Whoopi makes a fast recovery and gets back to her duties on The View, where she's been hosting since 2007. "I had pneumonia, and I was septic", she recalled.
Appearing via video on Friday's episode of The View, the television personality assured fans she's on the mend, but revealed just how seriously ill she's been.
While it was revealed the Sister Act star was battling pneumonia, viewers became concerned after weeks without a health update from the talk show host. The actress revealed on Friday that her bout with pneumonia was so severe that she almost died.
Goldberg then sent an air kiss and signed off with the words, 'see you soon'. Whoopi's still out. She's not feeling well, and there are all these conspiracy theories on the internet that she's not really sick, she's secretly preparing to host the Oscars. "It's a serious thing", Behar said on February 20. "She's not even well enough to host this show right now much less the Oscars".
On Thursday, Goldberg was a no-show at the third annual concert benefit Love Rocks NYC in Manhattan, which she was scheduled to helm alongside fellow comic Martin Short.