Whoopi Goldberg is recovering from a bout of pneumonia that she said nearly killed her.
The View co-host gave an update on her condition via video message on Friday’s episode.
“Hey, yes, it’s me. am here. I am up and moving around, not as fast as I’d like to be, but I am okay. 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 and there was all kinds of stuff going on.
Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the earth. Good news, I didn’t. 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 thing about me. We all know that’s going to change when I get back, but for right now, it’s brilliant!
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. To everybody, see you soon.”
The EGOT winner has been out since February 6th. No return date has been announced.
L-R) Humanitarians Wayne and Judith Barlin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Dr. Michael Lockshin.
Whoopi Goldberg was among the honorees at the Lupus Foundation of America’s annual Butterfly Gala in New York City. They were honored for their work to improve the lives of people with lupus. The Gala seeks to focus attention on lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans, mostly women of childbearing age.
The Lupus Foundation of America is the foremost national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus. For more information about lupus and the foundation’s work visit Lupus.org.
Many have wondered what was the deal with Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg, well apparently they didn’t know themselves. There was this rumor that Whoopi and Oprah had some kind of falling out. On Monday, Nov. 15th The Color Purple cast reunites 25 years later and the two women discuss what went on with them.
For Colored Girls brought in $20.1 Million on the opening weekend. The movie starring Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad and more, came in third. The movie attracted mostly Black women. According to Lionsgate, 81 percent of the audience was African American, and 82 percent was female. The movie also received an “A” rating from CinemaScore audiences.
The cast of For Colored Girls are featured on a double-cover issue of Essence magazine. The women are featured on one cover and the men are featured on the other.
One of the stars, Anika Noni Rose tells the mag: “I want this film to awaken people to the power of Black actresses. I want people to know there are things that Black women go through that aren’t slavery or hip-hop. I want people to know Black women as Americans…”