whoopi goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg‘s summer time break goes a bit longer than deliberate. The co-host was lacking from this morning’s episode of The View because the panel reunited for Season 27. Goldberg, who has been a mainstay on the daytime discuss present since 2007, was absent as we speak as a result of she contracted COVID-19, but once more.

When (*27*), Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin filed out onto the contemporary new View set, Goldberg was nowhere to be discovered. Thankfully, Behar rapidly cleared the air about her absence.

“As you possibly can see, Whoopi is just not right here. She has Covid,” she shared, because the viewers collectively sighed. “Yes! It’s again, it’s again.”

Behar then shared some optimistic particulars about Goldberg’s well being, suggesting the co-host could possibly be again on the present as quickly as later this week.

“But she’s on the mend. She’s on the tail finish and she or he’ll most likely be again this week,” Behar informed viewers, earlier than including, “But sorry she’s not right here, for these of you who had been wanting ahead to seeing her.”

The View panel in the Season 27 premiere
Photo: ABC

Goldberg has contracted COVID-19 a number of instances and subsequently missed The View twice in 2022; she first tested positive for the virus in January of that 12 months and later again in November.

When she first missed The View in January 2022, Goldberg chatted together with her co-hosts over livestream, telling them she was “shocked” by her positive test result


“It was a shock, as a result of I’m triple vaxxed, I haven’t been wherever, I haven’t finished something,” she mentioned on the time. “It’s a kind of issues the place you suppose, I’ve finished every little thing I used to be presupposed to do… Yeah, it doesn’t cease omicron.

“I don’t know the way way more proof folks must see that the vaccination — whereas it doesn’t essentially cease it from taking place once more — it’s not taking place on the similar charge that it was,” she added, earlier than telling her co-hosts, “I don’t know anyone that doesn’t know any individual who’s received it or has simply gotten over it. That is just not a superb signal.”

COVID-19 case counts are ticking up once again, with hospitalizations leaping 31% within the final two weeks, per Axios. Goldberg isn’t the one well-known perpetrator of the newest surge. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19, however is experiencing “delicate signs.”

The View airs weekdays at 11/10c on ABC.

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