Whoopi: I nearly died from pneumonia

Ghost actress Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died from pneumonia.
Ghost actress Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died from pneumonia.

Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died of pneumonia.

Appearing on Friday in a video that aired on ABC's The View, Goldberg told the audience she had pneumonia in both lungs.

"I came very, very close to, ah, leaving the Earth, " Goldberg said:.

She appeared in good condition but said she is still not moving around as fast as she'd like.

The 63-year-old thanked the audience for their good wishes and says she can't wait to return to The View.

Goldberg has been absent from the talk show, which she co-hosts, since February 6. She did not say when she'll be back.

Australian Associated Press