Whoopi Goldberg is giving her followers an update on her health after missing a week of “The View.” Yes, that is me. On Tuesday, Goldberg, 65, welcomed viewers of the daytime talk show upon my return. The speaker made it clear that her absence from the event was due to sciatica, which is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “pain that radiates down the course of the sciatic nerve,” which goes from the lower back through the hips and down the legs.
“It was like a terrible boyfriend who came back to play me,” said Goldberg. I was trying to move my leg, but it was hard. Although it was terrible, I’m happy to be here.
When co-host Joy Behar once remarked that Goldberg appeared rested, Goldberg responded that this was because she had spent time “sleeping in a hospital room.” She also used a walker to show the audience how to use one, admitting that at first using one “kind of freaked (her) out.”
I was unaware that I needed it, and guess what? “After taking that first step with the walker, I realized that this is my new best buddy,” remarked Goldberg. I’m just gliding about. In actuality, I experienced that. It allegedly materializes out of nowhere.
Behar informed Goldberg that she had once suffered from sciatica and suggested that stress might be a contributing factor. “I’ve turned into this little old black lady,” Goldberg remarked. It’s really strange.
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After being admitted to the hospital with sepsis and pneumonia, Goldberg missed several weeks of “The View,” and she asserted that she was “very, very close to leaving the Earth.”
In a video update from March 2019, she declared: I didn’t, which is good news. “I am rising and moving around, though not as swiftly as I’d like to. But I’m fine; I’m still here.
A few months later, the host requested that her medical professionals appear on the show to talk about her terrible encounters and inspire the audience to take their health seriously.
According to Goldberg, she first started coughing in November, but the illness lasted for a number of months before she was taken to the emergency room in February, unable to move and barely breathing.
The star’s symptoms before being admitted to the hospital were described by Dr. Jorge Rodriguez as “her teeth were chattering, and she was gasping for air.” Whoopi was hard to understand.
“I tried not to sound afraid,” Rodriguez continued. You never know if someone is telling you that they are just tired or if they are going to pass out and this is it, so I was concerned that she wouldn’t wake up.
Whoopi Goldberg is “OK” but admits, “I came very, very close to death,” having battled sepsis and pneumonia.
Martin Greenberg, a pulmonologist, said that all hands were on deck when Goldberg was admitted. He said that she had a 30% chance of dying because of her symptoms, which included a high fever, shortness of breath, a fast heartbeat, and low oxygen levels.
Goldberg said at the time that she wanted to share her story in the hopes that it would encourage people to take exceptional care of their health, adding, “It’s OK to go to the doctor when you don’t feel good.”
Pneumonia isn’t treated seriously enough, Goldberg added, admitting that she at first didn’t either. “I just tried to fight through it, but that’s impossible. It will kill you.
She declared, “Not checking, not doing anything, will kill you.”
About Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson and who was born on November 13, 1955, is an American actor, comedian, writer, and television personality.
She is one of 17 artists who have won the EGOT, which consists of an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award (or “Oscar”), and a Tony Award. She has won multiple awards. She was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2001.