Earlier this week, we reported that Whoopi Goldberg had tested positive for COVID-19, forcing her to miss the season premiere of “The View” on Tuesday morning. Goldberg has since taken to Instagram to post a video in which she updated fans on her condition while wearing a mask as she sat alone in her home.
Whoopi is alone and is wearing a mask….its all such ridiculous theater 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/0c1AU0rvuN
— Spitfire (@DogRightGirl) September 7, 2023
Goldberg Wears Mask At Home
“Hey, in spite of everything you’ve heard… and let me just make sure you all know that it’s actually me,” Goldberg said in the video before pulling down her face mask and saying, “See it’s me!”
“I am not at Burning Man, I am not still in Italy, I am not you know doing stuff, I am not trying to change the outcome of the election,” she continued. “I have COVID. I just have COVID.”
Goldberg went on to indicate that she is quarantining with a mystery man in her home.
“And the reason I’m wearing a mask is because the person who’s here with me doesn’t have COVID,” she said. “But he actually has on four masks and four pairs of gloves so he doesn’t get it. But here’s the thing, I’m still testing positive apparently.”
Goldberg then admitted that she is not sure when she will be able to return to “The View.”
“I have to have a clear test before I can come back so it might be a couple of days but I’m really thrilled to see the beautiful new desk, I’m really thrilled to see all the beautiful women, you girls look great, and you know I can’t wait to get back and hang out,” she stated. “But until then, it’s me and my mask and I’m sort of confined to my room!”
Check out her full comments on this for yourself in the video below.
Joy Behar Announces Goldberg Has COVID
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Joy Behar announced that Goldberg had COVID-19 while opening the season premiere of “The View” on Tuesday.
“We’re back. Thank you, this is the premiere show of our 27th year on the air,” said Behar, 80. “I was here for all of it, except for two, when they canned me. When they sacked my behind.”
This was a reference to when Behar was inexplicably fired from “The View” back in 2013, only to be brought back two years later in 2015.
“As you can see, Whoopi is not here, she has COVID,” Behar continued. “Yes, it’s back, it’s back, but she’s on the mend, she’s on the tail end, and she’ll probably be back this week. But, sorry she’s not here, for those of you that were looking forward to seeing her.”
The View declares COVID “is back” because Whoopi Goldberg got COVID AGAIN (despite being vaccinated) and had to miss the first episode of the new season (27). pic.twitter.com/V8vt5p82wU
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) September 5, 2023
Goldberg’s Previous COVID Battles
Entertainment Weekly reported that Goldberg previously tested positive for COVID-19 in January of 2022 and then again in November of last year, with the second bout forcing her to miss some episodes of “The View.” Back in February of this year, Goldberg was absent from “The View” as she dealt with a “bad virus” that Behar claimed was not related to COVID.
“It was a shock, because I’m triple vaxxed, I haven’t been anywhere, I haven’t done anything,” she said after her first COVID battle, according to Decider. “It’s one of those things where you think, I’ve done everything I was supposed to do… Yeah, it doesn’t stop omicron.
“I don’t know how much more proof people need to see that the vaccination — while it does not necessarily stop it from happening again — it is not happening at the same rate that it was,” Goldberg added. “I don’t know anybody that doesn’t know somebody who’s got it or has just gotten over it. That is not a good sign.”
JUST IN: The View announces that co-host Whoopi Goldberg is not present due to getting COVID, just one day after Jill Biden announced her infection as well.
They’re prepping you for ‘the need for mail in ballots’ in 2024.
“As you can see Whoopi is not here… she has COVID! Yes!… pic.twitter.com/lkWGiJQtl4
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 5, 2023
Many feel that it’s awfully convenient that COVID-19 is making a comeback as we head into another election year, given how much it appeared to help Democrats in 2020.
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