Whoopi Goldberg sparked concern among fans when she was absent from The View on April 4 — and she has now revealed she was forced to seek emergency medical care after suffering a sudden illness.
“I’m better. I’m much, much better,” Goldberg said on Monday. “I had a 24-hour bug, which landed me back in the hospital last week, which is why I missed y’all on Thursday.”
“The bug came and went. It’s gone,” she continued. “I seem to be doing well. I’m here!”
This isn’t the first time Goldberg has had to take care of a serious health issues.
As The National ENQUIRER reported in March, the talk show host was absent from The View for about a month while battling double pneumonia.
“I’m not dead,” she told fans in a Mar. 8 video broadcast on the ABC talk show. Shockingly, she then admitted she “came very close to leaving the earth.”
In addition to double pneumonia, Goldberg had been diagnosed with sepsis.
“It’s a serious thing,” a source said at the time of the 63-year-old comedian’s potentially deadly illnesses.