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Meghan McCain Recalls Working on 'The View' While Grieving Her Late Father Sen John McCain

Odette Odendaal
Apr 17, 2020
04:00 A.M.

Meghan McCain reflected on how much she had to deal with while co-hosting "the most historically controversial show" while mourning the death of her father, John McCain.

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Meghan McCain's father died from brain cancer in August 2018. Even though she took a break from her co-hosting duties on "The View" to mourn his loss, the combination of both caused her emotional distress.

Megan McCain and Senator John McCain attend the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on May 3, 2014, in Washington, DC. | Source: Getty Images.

Megan McCain and Senator John McCain attend the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on May 3, 2014, in Washington, DC. | Source: Getty Images.

AN EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGING TIME

In a new epilogue for the book on the "explosive" inside look of "The View" called "Ladies Who Punch" released in paperback on April 14, Meghan reportedly said:

“I often think that I must have been out of my mind to do the most historically controversial show when I was going through so much emotionally.”

Because of the emotionally challenging time, the 35-year-old wished that viewers would give her a "break," since the drama on the show and the ensuing gossip just added to her grief.

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“The View” hosts Sara Haines, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain, and Sunny Hostin. | Source: Getty Images.

“The View” hosts Sara Haines, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain, and Sunny Hostin. | Source: Getty Images.

SHE CONSIDERED QUITTING

Even though Meghan felt like quitting her job on "The View" at times, she pushed through, but it wasn't easy, as she added:

“It’s been a lot to deal with the drama of the show, the leaking in the press, and then my grief all at the same time."

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WHY SHE STAYED AT 'THE VIEW'

What kept Meghan going is the knowledge that her father "really wanted" her to be on the show. By continually reminding herself of this, it helped Meghan stay on course when she felt that being on "The View" was "no longer the right decision."

Meghan had candidly shared her emotions regarding her father on social media ever since John first received his brain cancer diagnosis in 2017.

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HOW JOHN'S DIAGNOSIS AFFECTED MEGHAN

At the time, Meghan and Ben Domenech had already gotten engaged, but they decided to move up their wedding plans to November 2017 - so her father could attend the special day while still mentally present.

The diagnosis of her father's cancer left Megan feeling like a "nuclear bomb" had gone off in her life, and she struggled to keep herself functioning.

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A SWEET TRIBUTE TO HER FATHER

However, since his passing, Meghan made sure to pay tribute to her father on his most favorite day of the year - Christmas.

Last year on December 24, Meghan went to her father's tombstone and laid out a wreath in tribute. Sharing it with her followers, the 35-year-old wished her father a "Merry Christmas" in the caption while adding how long it's been since he passed - 486 days.

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MEGHAN IS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD

Last year, Meghan McCain suffered a miscarriage, but now she feels "blessed" to be pregnant again after excitedly sharing the news on social media on March 22.

Currently working remotely, Meghan said that doctors advised her to be "extra vigilant" during the novel coronavirus pandemic. So for the sake of her and the baby, Meghan will keep a watchful eye on whom she comes into contact with.

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