Whoopi Goldberg was noticeably absent from the Season 27 premiere of “The View” as a result of she examined optimistic for COVID-19.
“As you may see, Whoopi isn’t right here. She has COVID,” her co-host Pleasure Behar defined throughout Tuesday’s episode of the ABC morning discuss present, assuring the viewers that their typical moderator, 67, is “on the mend.”
“She’s on the tail finish, and she or he’ll most likely be again this week,” Behar added. “However sorry she’s not right here, for these of you who had been wanting ahead to seeing her.”
The one unique “View” star, 80,, saying on the prime of the Scorching Matters section, “That is the premiere present of our twenty seventh yr on the air. I used to be right here for all of it besides for 2 — once they canned me, once they sacked my behind.”
Behar’s Season 26 co-hosts — Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin — all returned to the desk for the brand new season.
Goldberg, for her half, holds the title of second longest standing panelist, as she joined the present in 2007.
Whereas the “Sister Act” star has been battling COVID, she’s additionally been.
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Late final month, Raven-Symoné — who starred on “The View” as a collection common from 2015 to 2016 — admitted she had a crush on Goldberg throughout that point.
“Truthfully, once I was round you, I cherished you a lot. Like, I simply wished to be up beneath the titty the entire time,” the brazenly homosexual “That’s So Raven” star, 37, confessed throughout an episode of “The Finest Podcast Ever with Raven and Miranda.”
“However that’s additionally since you simply type of gave me lesbian vibes!”
Although flattered, Goldberg used the chance to set the document straight — actually.
“Girls have been asking me this for so long as I’ve been round,” she replied. “I’m not a lesbian. However I do know a lot of them, and I’ve performed them on tv.”