Whoopi Goldberg briefly returned to The View Friday (Mar. 8) to let everyone that she is OK after nearly dying from a very serious bout with pneumonia.
The 63-year-old, who has been absent from the show since early February after contracting pneumonia, appeared via a video update to update fans on her condition.
“Yes, it’s me,” Goldberg said. “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. 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.”
She continued: “Thank you for all of your good wishes, all of the wonderful things that people have been saying, even people who are not like huge fans of mine have actually said nice things about me. We all know that’s gonna change when I get back, but for right now, it’s brilliant.
Goldberg concluded: “Thank you for everything, and ladies, I cannot wait to see y’all. This has been, uh, interesting and I’ll tell you about it when we’re all at the table.”
Watch Whoopi Goldberg’s video message above.