'It's a serious thing': Whoopi Goldberg misses co-hosting Love Rocks NYC event due to ongoing battle with pneumonia
Actress Whoopi Goldberg's return to 'The View' is also uncertain after being diagnosed with pneumonia, according to co-host Joy Behar
An inside source has reportedly revealed to Us Weekly that talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg failed to attend Love Rocks NYC despite being scheduled to co-host the popular event with Martin Short.
According to the alleged insider, 'The View's co-host's absence was not addressed or even mentioned at the sold-out soiree held on Thursday, March 7. The program read "Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and Martin Short" despite the 63-year-old's absence, stated a Us Magazine report.
Held at Beacon Theatre in New York City, the third annual concert benefit was to support God's Love We Deliver, with the lineup featuring star performers including Hozier, Robert Plant, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Grace Potter, Buddy Guy, and Sheryl Crow.
According to reports, the EGOT winner was last seen on the ABC morning show on February 6, after which co-host Joy Behar revealed that she was not keeping well. During the February 20 episode of 'The View', Behar explained: "She’s actually recovering from pneumonia. That’s what she had," adding that "it's a serious thing."
TOMORROW: We've been sending her our well wishes every day from the Hot Topics table and tomorrow morning we will hear from @WhoopiGoldberg herself on how she's doing as she recovers from pneumonia. pic.twitter.com/JOdDKfiJnZ— The View (@TheView) March 7, 2019
According to the veteran talk-show host, the 'Ghost' star was "not really even well enough to host this show" when she was rumored to be secretly gearing up to host the 91st Annual Academy Awards. "She’s getting there. She’s on the mend, so we miss you, Whoopi," Behar said.
Goldberg would make a statement about her health on the March 8 telecast, according to an announcement by 'The View's official Twitter account. "We’ve been sending our well wishes every day from the Hot Topics table and tomorrow morning we will hear from @WhoopiGoldberg herself on how she’s doing as she recovers from pneumonia," the tweet read.
Speaking to Us Weekly earlier this week, a source claimed that the Goldberg's comeback to 'The View' was uncertain. According to them, staff members had no clue when she would return.
Goldberg, who joined the show in season 11 in 2007, co-hosts alongside Meghan McCain, Ana Navarro, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman.