Whoopi Goldberg almost became ‘late’ last month when she was battling pneumonia.
The Sister Act star spoke after being absent from US talk show The View – America’s answer to Loose Women – on which she is a panelist since the beginning of February.
In a video message to her fans yesterday (FRI), she said: “Hey, yes, it’s me.
“I 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. Here’s what happened.”
Goldberg, 63, went on to reveal she had pneumonia in both lungs and was septic.
“Yes, I came very close to leaving the earth,” the Ghost actress admitted.
“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 aren’t huge fans of mine have actually been saying nice thing about me.
“We all know that’s going to change when I get back, but for right now it’s brilliant.”
Addressing her fellow panelists, she added: “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.”
Whoopi did not give a definitive date for her return.