- The Washington Times - Friday, March 8, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg revealed on “The View” Friday that she almost died from a severe case of pneumonia that’s kept her off the show for the past month.

Ms. Goldberg, who has been off the show since Feb. 6, gave an update on her health via video.

“I am OK, I’m not dead,” she told the camera.

Ms. Golberg said she had pneumonia in both lungs and was “septic.”

“Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth,” she said. “Good news, I didn’t.”

Ms. Goldberg, who has co-hosted “The View” since 2007, thanked her friends and fans for their support.

“This has been interesting and I’ll tell you about it when we’re all at the table,” she said.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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