Whoopi Goldberg Speaks Out About Her Pneumonia Near-Death Experience.
Whoopie Golberg had recently shared the sad news about her near death experience with Pneumonia given her fans a much needed update about her health after her dramatic pneumonia diagnosis in February. After Goldberg was admitted to the hospital suffering from a serious case of pneumonia and sepsis, the view co-host was shocked when told how serious her health situation had become.
“The doctor told me, ‘Listen, you’re not going anywhere tomorrow and you’re not going anywhere next week because you are really sick,” says Goldberg.
Goldberg’s Pulmonologist revealed that she had delayed seeking medical care for close to two months for prolonged symptoms including cough, weakness, shortness of breath and fatigue as she didn’t feel her symptoms suggested anything serious.
Once Goldberg was admitted to hospital she had to have her lungs drained twice, undergoing a procedure called Thoracentesis in which doctors insert a needle into the space between the lungs and the chest wall to remove the fluid. Goldberg then had a catheter put in place to continuously remove the fluid. After Goldbergs ‘aggressive’ chest physical therapy was completed she says she feels 70 percent recovered but the progress is slow.
“It’s going to be a while before I’m back to 100%.” The View co-host, 63, said in a recent interview that she’s “very, very lucky” to be alive. Since returning to The View on March 18, the EGOT winner does four shows a week instead of the full five. “I’ve cut down on a lot of the stuff that I would normally be doing and I have to rest. There’s no getting around it. In the morning I go and do the show, then afterward I have more work and by 3 o’clock, I have to sit down. I have to stop. It’s taking a little while, but I’m getting there.”
More in Health Insurance
Jade Roper’s had a Surprise-Birth, You Wouldn’t Believe Where
The Bachelor in Paradise couple, Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert melted viewers hearts when they fell in love on set. Jade and Tanner...August 8, 2019
Oprah Wants to Inspire You Not to Skip Workout While On Vacation
The world’s beloved talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, is known for her empathy towards others as well as her tell-it-all interviews...August 7, 2019
Serena Williams Shows Off Her Dress That’s For Every Kind Of Body
23 Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, is a star on and off the tennis court. She has made headlines as a...August 7, 2019
Charlie’s Angels’ Jaclyn Smith is Looking Stunning In New Instagram Post
Who says you can’t look good when you’re in your seventies? Charlie’s Angels star Jaclyn Smith is an excellent example that you...August 6, 2019
Chrissy Teigen Reveals Her Cranky Mood On Instagram and What She Does to Overcome It
The 33-year-old supermodel and wife of John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, confessed to her fans on Instagram that she wasn’t feeling as good...August 6, 2019
Camila Cabello Stands Up To Body Shamers – “I’m Not Made Of Rock”
The famous singer of Señorita and Havana took a moment out of her busy schedule to write, in one of her...August 6, 2019
Bob Harper Wants To Share His Heart Attack Recovery Story With Biggest Loser Audience
Bob Harper, the famous trainer of the popular TV show Biggest Loser for a groundbreaking 16 seasons, revealed that he will be...August 5, 2019
Amy Schumer Is Proud of Her Post-Pregnancy Body, And So Are We!
Our beloved and funny comedian, Amy Schumer, is no stranger to showing the real and unedited version of herself. The new...August 5, 2019
Jameela Jamil Opens up About Her Eating Disorder and Dealing With Loneliness
At 33 years old, The Good Place Star Jameela Jamil doesn’t look a day over 21. We would never have guessed that Jameeli...August 5, 2019