Whoopi Goldberg Reveals She Was Hospitalized Again Following Life-Threatening Battle with Pneumonia

Mary Scott
Apr 09, 2019
06:01 P.M.
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Less than a month after almost losing her life to Pneumonia and sepsis, Whoopi Goldberg has revealed that she had to hospitalized again, this time for another ailment entirely.


During Monday’s episode of “The View” which Goldberg co-hosts alongside other women, she explained that she had to make another hospital trip for a 24-hour bug, ET Online reports.


The “Sister Act” star announced:

"I am here. I'm much better. I'm much, much better. I had a 24-hour bug, which landed me back in the hospital last week, which is why I missed y'all on Thursday."

Goldberg, 63, added that the bug was not as severe as pneumonia and sepsis that left her hospitalized for more than a month. It “came and went” and is now gone, she claimed.


Goldberg’s recent hospitalization comes almost a month after she returned from a previous one where she "came very, very close to leaving the earth.”

“This is a cautionary tale for all of us. You must really take care of yourself."

Fans noticed the talk show host’s absence in February, and it sparked concerns and several speculations before Goldberg was well enough to give a health update on March 8.  


In the video message posted to the daytime show’s Twitter account, Goldberg explained that she wasn’t feeling as well as she’d like but was feeling better generally.

“I had pneumonia, and I was septic,” she continued. “Pneumonia in both lungs, which meant there was fluid and all kinds of stuff going on, and yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth.”


The Oscar winner added:

“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.”

When she made her surprise appearance on March 14, Goldberg offered more details about the scary experience and was particular about warning viewers to pay more attention to their health.


"You think you can push through because you got a little cold, you say, 'I'm just gonna keep going, keep going.' And you think because you've healed quickly before that something crazy can't happen,” the screen goddess said.

“This is a cautionary tale for all of us. You must really take care of yourself because there is little, tiny stuff out there that will kill you that you never think of."

“The scariest moment was hearing my doctor say to me, 'You do realize how close to death you were?'" Goldberg chipped in. "That was like, 'Uhhh actually, no, I hadn't thought of it.' He said, 'Well, you need to think of it. You need to be really clear about what this is.'"


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