Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died from pneumonia


    FILE - This Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, shows Whoopi Goldberg at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died of pneumonia.

    Appearing Friday in a video that aired on ABC's "The View," Goldberg told the audience she had pneumonia in both lungs.

    Goldberg said: "I came very, very close to, ah, leaving the Earth." She appeared in good condition but said she is still not moving around as fast as she'd like.

    The 63-year-old thanked the audience for their good wishes and says she can't wait to return to "The View."

    Goldberg has been absent from the talk show, which she co-hosts, since Feb. 6. She did not say when she'll be back.

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