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Whoopi: I nearly died from pneumonia

By AAP Newswire

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.