Before the Oscars, fans thought she was secretly preparing to host the ceremony, but when that didn’t happen, they grew even more worried.
Earlier this month, her co-host Joy Behar reassured viewers that Whoopi was recovering from pneumonia and would soon be back on the show.
Last week, Whoopi herself had a message for her concerned fans.
On Friday, The View panel spoke to Whoopi via video chat, and she reassured her colleagues and viewers that she was on the mend.
So, here’s what happened. I had pneumonia and I was septic. Pneumonia in both lungs, which meant there was fluid, there was all kinds of stuff going on. And yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news, I didn’t.
.@WhoopiGoldberg shares an update on her health as she recovers from pneumonia, saying she’s “okay” and “up and moving around”: “I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news, I didn’t. Thank you for all of your good wishes.” https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/kSNMhC0KxX— The View (@TheView) March 9, 2019
She went on to thank her fans for their good wishes and added that even people who aren’t too fond of her also wished her a speedy recovery. The host concluded her message with a promise to be back soon.
Whoopi’s message assuaged her fans’ worries, but they are telling her to stay at home and rest until she makes a full recovery. Here are some of their responses from Twitter:
I am so glad you are feeling better. But please make sure you are 100% better before going back to work. You dont want a relapse. I am a very big fan of yours and have loved all you have done in your life. But I do have a medical background too. And care about your health too!!— DawnsRay61 (@mariecr520) March 10, 2019
Glad you are feeling better!!! Keep taking care of yourself so you can have better health than before!!💯— Teresa Green (@TeresaG32081140) March 9, 2019
We love and miss you Whoopi! Keep feeling better!— Tired, fighting, Autism Mom...... (@3Melleteers) March 9, 2019
Get well soon, Whoopi! And be sure to put your health first – the show can wait.