‘The View’ Whoopi Goldberg, 67, Battling Illness, Misses Premiere

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The View host Whoopi Goldberg, 67, is currently battling illness and missed the season premiere on Tuesday, September 5. Naturally, fans are concerned about her and hope she’s going to be okay. Keep reading to find out all that her co-hosts shared as they kicked off the new season with one less colleague.

The View Season 27 Premieres

On Tuesday, September 5, the talk show returned for a new season. Ahead of the premiere, fans learned about the cast. Surprisingly, this time around, all six of Season 26’s hosts came back. The lineup includes Whoopi, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro, Sunny Hostin, and Alyssa Farah Griffin.

Fans did have a brief scare about Whoopi potentially leaving the show. In one trailer, she didn’t make an appearance until the very end. Fortunately, she confirmed she’d be back to hang out with fans very soon.

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The View – YouTube

When the show returned on Tuesday, viewers were greeted with a new and improved set.

Whoopi Goldberg Battling Illness

On the season premiere on Tuesday, Joy Behar filled in as moderator while Whoopi was out. She informed viewers that Whoopi “has Covid again.”

Joy explained, “As you can see, Whoopi is not here today. She has Covid.”

The live audience groaned in response, showing that they were feeling bad for Whoopi and that they missed her. Joy replied, “I know! It’s back. It’s back!”

Below, you can see that everyone except Whoopi was a part of the season premiere. Joy proudly sat in Whoopi’s usual spot.

The View Season Premiere - YouTube
The View Season Premiere – YouTube

Joy reassured viewers and said that Whoopi is almost over Covid and that she’s getting better. She plans to be back later this week, so she won’t miss too much work and fans can enjoy catching up with her in the new episodes.

Also during The View season premiere, Joy added, “Sorry she is not here for those of you who were looking forward to seeing her.”

Though Whoopi was absent to kick off the new season, viewers were still very happy to see the crew back together again. This is sure to be another exciting season, especially once the sixth host returns to her seat.

Best wishes to Whoopi as she continues recovering from Covid! Hopefully, she will be back and better than ever very soon. On social media, after watching the premiere, fans poured in with well wishes for Whoopi. Many are worried about her, but they are relieved to learn that she’s on the mend.

So, are you concerned about Whoopi Goldberg’s illness? Did you tune in for the season premiere and notice her missing? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about The View. 

Aubrey Chorpenning

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