Fans want the real truth about Whoopi Goldberg gone missing from the show. The View moderator recently talked about her health. Whoopi just celebrated her 67th birthday on Sunday, November 13. Unfortunately, being another age older means more health problems.
After celebrating her birthday last week, she was absent from the show. Sara Haines replaced filled in for the moderator during the Monday, November 14 broadcast. Fans are concerned about the legendary actress and want answers. Find out the reason for Whoopi’s absence.
Why The View moderator went missing
Per Entertainment Weekly, the real reason why the Oscar winner was missing from The View was that she caught COVID-19. Whoopi Goldberg’s rep shared an update with the outlet about her health. She didn’t feel this week and played it safe by not appearing on the talk show. Whoopi took a COVID test and found out that she tested positive.
Her co-host Joy Behar was also missing from Monday’s episode. She normally has a day off at the start of the week since Season 26 of The View premiered in September. During the broadcast, Sara filled in for her as moderator. She was joined by her fellow panelists Sunny Hostin, Alyssa Farah Griffin, and Ana Navarro.
Fans were upset when both Joy and Whoopi Goldberg were missing from the round table. The two ladies have become the fan favorites of the show. Most of them took to Twitter to wonder where they were. Whoopi’s health concerns come just days after she celebrated her birthday.
This isn’t the first time that she caught COVID. In January, she was missing from the morning show after she was vaccinated and boosted. It caught her by surprise since she followed the strict health protocols. At the time, Whoopi caught the Omicron strain.
Whoopi Goldberg also deals with back pain
Whoopi Goldberg has been open about her health issues on the show. Last week, she released her new book The Old Broads: Stuff You Need to Know That You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know with M.E. Hecht, MD. Last year, she took a prolonged absence from The View after she had back pain.
Whoopi Goldberg was diagnosed with sciatica. The condition occurs when there’s a bone spur on the spine, a herniated disk, or the narrowing of the spine which compresses the nerve area. She had to use a walker to get around. In her return, she jokingly referred to it as a “bad boyfriend” that doesn’t go away.
Last week, fans noticed that Whoopi needed assistance getting on stage. Sara helped her get around the table when they shared Whoopi’s favorite things. Fans wondered if she had trouble walking. This spared a conversation here on TV Shows Ace.
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