Since her debut on The View in 2007, Whoopi Goldberg has established herself as a favorite among fans of the talk show. And when the actress suddenly disappeared from the line-up, her absence was sorely felt. But Goldberg’s absence on screen thankfully wouldn’t be permanent.
Yes, the star had first vanished from The View’s line-up in February 2019, and her month-long disappearance had gone on to spark rumors. Ultimately, though, Goldberg returned to the show from the comfort of her home in order to reveal what had really happened behind the scenes.
And it turned out that the actress had been struck down with a life-threatening illness, meaning she had spent much of her time off from The View recovering in hospital. At one point, in fact, there was even a chance that she would not survive her ordeal. So, when Goldberg finally reunited with her talk show co-stars, neither they nor the studio audience could contain their excitement.