Whoopi Goldberg says she came close to dying from pneumonia, which is why she’s been absent from The View for the past month.
After announcing Goldberg is getting better and will be back soon, her co-host Joy Behar tossed to a video message from the ailing star.
“Hey, yes, it’s me. I am here. I am up and moving around. Not as fast as I’d like to be, but I am OK, I’m not dead,” Goldberg told viewers on Friday’s episode.
“Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news, I didn’t. Thank you for all of your good wishes,” she added.
The TV host has been absent from The View since Feb. 5, and said she was battling pneumonia in both lungs.
“So here is what happened. I had pneumonia, and I was septic,” she explained. “Pneumonia in both lungs which meant there was fluid and all kinds of stuff going on.”
Now that she’s feeling better, she thanked everyone for their well-wishes.
“All of the wonderful things that people have been saying, even people who have not been huge fans of mine have actually said nice things about me,” she said. “We all know that’s gonna change when I get back, but for right now it’s brilliant and thank you for everything.”
Goldberg also told her co-hosts she misses them.
“Ladies, I cannot wait to see y’all. This has been interesting, and I’ll tell you about it when we’re all at the table,” she said. “To everybody, see you soon.”