Whoopi Goldberg makes surprise 'View' appearance after near-death experience

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Whoopi Goldberg surprised her fellow hosts on The View Thursday morning with an unannounced visit to the live show - and boy, was everybody thrilled.

Goldberg, who released a video statement last week discussing her near-death medical scare, said the illness was "hard" and "scary" for her and her family, and said she hopes that serves as a cautionary tale for everyone.

"The only way it's going to get better is if I begin, so this is my beginning", she said. Goldberg, greeted with screams and hugs from her co-hosts and a standing ovation from the audience, continued, "I'm not there yet, I'm not better...but over the next week and a half I will be here more often". "But I wanted the first foray out to be to come see y'all because I missed y'all". She encouraged people to take their health issues seriously before they spiral into something which could be fatal. You think that because you've healed quick before that something insane can't happen, well, it can. "Well, it can", the star explained. "If the doctor says this is what you need, I feel like you should listen to the doctor", Goldberg said. "One of the things I discovered, your insurance really doesn't do much for you", Goldberg said.

"You must really take care of yourself, because there's little tiny stuff out there that will kill you that you never think of", Goldberg said.

Goldberg first found out she had pneumonia when she went to the hospital with a 102-degree fever. "Well, it can", she said.

Behar previously told viewers about Goldberg's diagnosis during the February 20 broadcast while simultaneously debunking rumors that Goldberg would be the surprise host of the Oscars, which were just a few days away at that point.

"Yes, I came very close to leaving the earth". And the people who are saying "no" to you in insurance are not doctors. "Who told them they could use that money when I wasn't using it?'" She added that she plans to be around for the Monday, March 18, broadcast.

"There are all these conspiracy theories on the Internet that she's not really sick and she's secretly preparing to host the Oscars", Behar said.

The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.



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