Whoopi Goldberg Reveals She Almost Died A Few Weeks Ago
Viewers Thought Goldberg Was Hosting The Oscars
Goldberg has been away from The View since February 5. Her co-host Joy Behar simply told fans the Hollywood star was taking a day off. Then on February 20, Behar revealed that her colleague was recovering from pneumonia.
At the time, Goldberg’s extended absence from the show sparked rumors that she had been secretly preparing to host the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. Comedian Kevin Hart dropped out of the show over a controversy concerning homophobic tweets.
Goldberg is one of only 15 entertainers who have achieved the coveted EGOT status by winning an Emmy, a Grammy, and Oscar and a Tony. She has previously hosted the Academy Awards four times, most recently in 2002.